Kuala Lumpur, Nov 28 – Several parts of the newly upgraded Segambut road are now open to public.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the open routes were the 1.4-kilometre long road with four lanes in each direction and the 182.5-metre-long flyover near the SPPK Segambut junction.
“These routes will make it convenient for motorists heading to Mont Kiara and I hope they will help improve the traffic flow from the area to the city centre,” he told reporters after opening the routes here Thursday.
He said the overall cost for the upgrading project was RM48 million and it involved the construction of the flyover, pedestrian bridge, main road and drains, as well as public utility movement.
In his speech earlier, Tengku Adnan said according to the original plan in 2009, the ministry and the Kuala Lumpur City hall (DBKL) had wanted to rebuild the four-kilometre-long Segambut road, right from the Segambut Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) bridge to Mont Kiara at a cost of RM165 million.
However, he said the limited allocation given by the federal government had caused the upgrading work to be carried out in stages.
Meanwhile, the minister said the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) concessionaire was in the midst of building additional routes, to be known as DUKE 2, which would enable motorists from DUKE to enter the Segambut road, or vice versa, without having to pay any toll.
He said the RM2 billion project was expected to be completed by 2016.