The Meru – Klebang Road connection project which is expected to be completed next year had to be slightly extended due to delays at the work site.
The project was made possible through a private finance initiative (PFI) between the Ipoh City Council (MBI) and the developer.
This project has been divided into 2 phases, namely phase A for bridge construction and phase B for road construction.
MBI said in a statement that a contractor company was appointed for the construction of the bridge on February 15 and was expected to be completed on September 13.
However the statement says, there was a delay during the implementation process of the micro piling work due to a cavity in the underground rock structure.
“MBI has extended the completion period for the construction of this bridge by 5 weeks.
“The progress of work on the site to date is 80 percent and it is estimated to be fully completed on October 18.
“While the construction of the road will start at the end of September after the appointment of the contractor,” explained the statement.
The construction of this project will provide more comfort and convenience to the residents around the area.
Soon, road users from Chemor will be able to save 20 minutes travelling time to Meru and Klebang.
by Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali