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Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari speaking to the media after inspecting the road resurfacing work on Jalan 22/1, Persiaran Jubli Perak, Shah Alam, on June 1, 2023. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

Road resurfacing works in nine districts to complete end-July — MB

By Sheeda Fathil

SHAH ALAM, June 2 — The extensive road resurfacing work in all nine districts in Selangor is expected to be fully completed by the end of July, says Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.

The Menteri Besar said the Mega Road Resurfacing Project covers a distance of 94.9 kilometres, involving 66 roads in Petaling, followed by Klang (39), Gombak (29), Hulu Langat (27), Sepang (19), Sabak Bernam (17), Kuala Langat (16), Kuala Selangor (11), and Hulu Selangor (8).

“The large-scale project, with an allocation of RM50 million, is an initiative of the state government to ensure that the state’s roads are in good condition to ensure the safety of road users and reduce accidents.

“The selection of roads for repair is based on the highest number of complaints received from the public, which they report via Twitter or the application by the state’s road maintenance, Infrasel Sdn Bhd (Infrasel),” he said when met after inspecting the road resurfacing work on Jalan 22/1, Persiaran Jubli Perak in Section 22, here last night.

In response to whether the state government will focus on upgrading motorcycle lanes, Amirudin said they would consider it, but currently, the focus is primarily on main roads.

“Many of the motorcycle lanes are on highways, which are beyond our jurisdiction, but we will examine them if there are any on the Federal Highway, and if there is more (funding), we will implement it in the next phase.

“We have five phases, and in the final phase, if there is more funding, we can implement it. Overall, the state has received RM500 million for the Malaysian Road Records Information System (Marris) and we are focusing on areas with high complaints that have not been upgraded so far,” he said.

On May 13, Amirudin announced that Selangor received an additional allocation of RM2 million from the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development to carry out road repair projects in rural areas throughout the state.

The state government has also allocated RM50 million for the mega road resurfacing project, including maintaining and widening state-managed roads.

From 2021 until last year, Infrasel has carried out over 39,000 road resurfacing works.

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