Thursday May 31, 2012
Road link project to start soon
THE project to complete the Jalan Bukit Kukus/Jalan Paya Terubong link will start some time next year, said Penang Public Works, Utilities and Transport Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng.
“Presently, the road stops dead in Jalan Bukit Kukus. The state will acquire the necessary land to complete the project.
“The state also applied for funds to upgrade the stretch of road from Jalan Paya Terubong to Relau but this was rejected by the Federal Government,” he said.
Lim, who was speaking to reporters after launching an ‘Update on Construction & Contractual Issues in Malaysia’ seminar on Tuesday, said a paired road from Majestic Heights to Bukit Gambir would also be built.
On the bus crash in Jalan Tun Sardon on Friday, he said the stretch where the accident occurred was well-maintained with ample signboards, guardrails and other safety items.
He said: “Incidentally, the Jalan Tun Sardon stretch was recently identified as the second best maintained road in the country by the Public Works Department.”