Kuchai Link opens to KL motorists after 20-month construction

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KUALA LUMPUR: After 20 months of construction, the Kuchai Link linking Besraya Highway and the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) will be opened to motorists at 5pm today.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said with the opening of the one kilometre ramp, motorists will no longer have to go through traffic lights at the Kuchai Lama intersection before heading to the NPE.

“The RM56 million ramp, constructed by IJM Corp Bhd, will reduce travel time from Besraya to the NPE by 10 minutes, particularly during peak hours.

“More than 100,000 motorists and residents in surrounding areas are expected to benefit from the ramp,” said Fadillah during the launch ceremony this morning.

Construction of the one-lane one-way ramp commenced on Jun 20, 2015 and was completed on Feb 27, this year, four months ahead of schedule.

Present were Malaysian Highway Authority director Datuk Dr Ismail Md Salleh and IJM Corp Bhd chief executive officer and managing director, Datuk Soam Heng Choon-NST

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