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Repairs to MRR2 completed, all six lanes open

Postby admin » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:19 am

KUALA LUMPUR: Repairs to Pier 28 on the Middle Ring Road 2 have been completed. All six lanes are now open, including for use by heavy vehicles, said Works Minister Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamed.

“Investigations conducted by the ministry's Special Task Force and the German consultants verified that the Aug 3 incident did not affect the pillar structure or the crossbeam. There are also no other cracks detected.

“I am satisfied with the repair work. It is safe for use,” he told reporters yesterday after inspecting the flyover and paying special attention to Pier 28.

In the Aug 3 incident, a few pieces of panels fell from the Pier 28 beam, shocking motorists and causing a massive traffic jam for several hours.

Two of the six lanes of the elevated highway were closed to facilitate repairs.

Mohd Zin said daily monitoring would be done, adding that checks on other pillars detected no damage.

Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw, who was also at the site, said he was glad that the flyover was fully reopened but stressed that such incidents could no longer be tolerated.

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