A section of the Bukit Kukus Paired Road Project that connects Paya Terubong to Relau will finally open to traffic on 13th January 2022. On 4th January 2022, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced on his Facebook that the road project under the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) is now 100% completed after 6 years of construction.
A Part Of Bukit Kukus Paired Road Project Will Open To Road Users On 13th January 2022
This 5.5 kilometres paired road project at Bukit Kukus, Penang links Paya Terubong and Relau. At the height of 59m from pile caps, it has become the highest elevated highway in Malaysia after Rawang Bypass. The project is divided into 3 sections where each is handled by MBPP (3.3km), PLB Land Sdn Bhd (1.4km), and Geo Valley Sdn Bhd (0.8km).
Fortunately, MBPP has successfully completed their section after 6 years. According to Transport and Infrastructure Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari, the delay was due to the landslide incident, the Covid-19 lockdown and some technical issues involving additional work. Nevertheless, road users can finally use this route starting 13th January 2022.
“We hope this iconic project will be able to solve traffic congestion at a rate of up to 30%,” Zairil told. “This project is the state government’s legacy for the people of Penang. Hopefully, it will bring many benefits to the road users, especially residents of Balik Pulau, Paya Terubong and nearby areas.”
Are You Excited To Use This Highway?
You must have seen this highway on your way to Balik Pulau or Paya Terubong. And, wonder when can you finally use it. Now that they’ve announced the date, are you excited? A hill route with a spectacular view of Bukit Kukus greenery landscape. Definitely can’t wait for the other two parts to complete so that we can see the final design of the country’s tallest highway!
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