Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Seremban-Senawang road to open

MOTORISTS in Seremban can finally look forward to a smoother drive when the upgraded Seremban-Senawang road opens next month after a two-year delay.

The RM110mil road project started in 2005 and was supposed to have been completed in three years but was delayed due to land acquisition, underground structural barriers and the increase in building material costs.

Rasah MP Anthony Loke said this was conveyed to him in a written reply in Parliament by Works Minister Datuk Abu Shaziman Mansor recently.

“The road is almost ready and due to be opened next month. This is good news for the many people who have been affected by the traffic jams along this busy route over the past few years.
Many residents from Rahang New Village, Seremban Garden, Taman Bukit Emas, Taman Tuanku Jaafar, Senawang and surrounding areas have been wondering why the project was taking so long to be completed and the ongoing upgrading work caused jams especially during peak hours,” he said recently.
Almost ready: Loke (centre), Temiang and Senawang assemblyman Ng Chin Tsai (left) and Guna are glad the new road would be open soon.

The 2km project involved the construction of a flyover, an underground pass and the widening of Sungai Rahang.

Loke said he would continue to monitor the project to ensure it was completed according to schedule.

“We are looking forward to a wider upgraded road which means a smoother ride,” he said.