KUALA LUMPUR, April 10th, 2017 – A ground breaking ceremony was held today to signify the start of major upgrading works along the populated Jalan Tun Razak linking Jalan Langgak Golf to the Kampung Pandan roundabout. Initiated by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), the project was awarded to Naza Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd (Naza EC), a subsidiary of the Naza Group of Companies. The ceremony was graced by Deputy Minister of Federal Territories, YB Dato’ Dr. Loga Bala Mohan; Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg Tan Sri Hj. Mhd. Amin Nordin bin Abd. Aziz, and joined by En. SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of Naza Corporation Holdings; Datuk Wira Haji SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of Naza Corporation Holdings; and En. SM Faliq SM Nasimuddin, Deputy Executive Chairman, Naza Corporation Holdings.
Under this design and build contract, Naza EC will construct a fully elevated three-lane single carriageway road stretching 2.8 kilometres to complement the existing number of lanes on Jalan Tun Razak. This elevated roadway is poised to greatly minimise ongoing traffic congestion during peak hours contributed by an increasing vehicle population along Jalan Tun Razak, which is a prime exit point from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Its construction will facilitate effective dispersal of traffic from interconnecting roads namely Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Maju Expressway (MEX) and the future Setiawangsa Pantai Expressway (SPE).
The improved connectivity will benefit motorists during peak hours especially once the nearby TRX City development is completed and fully operational.
The project is expected to be completed in mid-2019 and is predicted to accommodate up to 2,400 vehicles daily during peak hours, according to the Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA).
- Client: Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL)
- Main Contractor: Naza Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd (Naza EC)
- Construction: 2.8km 3-lane elevated roadway
(1.2km mainline; 1.6km ingress/egress ramps)
- Project Duration: 10th July 2017 – 9th July 2019 (2 years)