MALACCA: In a move to address traffic congestion from Ayer Keroh to the city centre, especially on weekdays, two new flyovers will be built in Lebuh Ayer Keroh.
The two flyovers, one at the Malacca International Trade Centre interchange in Ayer Keroh and the other at the Tun Ghafar Baba interchange in Peringgit, would be part of the RM2 billion road upgrading project that will take four years to complete.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the project had been approved by the Federal Government.
"Under the road infrastructure project in the state, we will not only be building the two new flyovers but it will also involve the upgrading a few roads in Malacca.
"The first flyover would be at the Malacca International Trade Centre interchange in Ayer Keroh and the other at the Tun Ghafar interchange in Peringgit, near the Tun Ghafar Baba Memorial."
He said the project would be part of the 200km Ayer Keroh-Tangkak (Johor) expressway. Other roads which will be upgraded in this RM2 billion public infrastructure project are Sultan Abdul Aziz-Ayer Keroh road, Ayer Keroh-Jasin road and Jasin-Tangkak road.
"We will also upgrade the Kandang-Lipat Kajang road from two to four lanes besides upgrading the Paya Rumput-Sungai Udang road, Brisu-Masjid Tanah road, Masjid Tanah-Tanjung Kling road, Tanjung Kling-Klebang road and Klebang-Tengkera road," he said after the weekly state executive council meeting at Seri Negeri here yesterday.
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