Monday, 26 February 2018

(The Star) Flyover in the pipeline to solve traffic congestion

Plans to build a flyover to reduce traffic flowing from Jalan Ayer Itam towards Jalan Thean Tek in Penang are in the pipeline, said state Local Government Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow.

He added that details of the plan would be announced later.

“The flyover would probably be somewhere near Wisma Yatim Laki-Laki Islam,” he said during the completion ceremony for a road-widening project in Jalan Masjid Negeri recently.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the road-widening project would help reduce traffic congestion in the area by 20%.

“The RM7.8mil project started in Nov 2015 and was completed in Dec 2017.

“A reduction of 20% is considered massive as the maximum that can be reduced is 25%,” he said in his opening speech.

Lim added that the initiative was part of the state’s nine upgrading projects costing RM45.8mil.

Also present were Penang Island City Council engineering department deputy director Cheah Chin Kooi and Ayer Itam assemblyman Wong Hon Wai.