Opened since June, the Sungai Gombak Bridge was officially launched yesterday by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

The short bridge, which connects Jalan Raja Laut near Sogo with Jalan Kuching, will help to ease traffic along Jalan Raja Laut and the traffic light intersection at Jalan Sultan Ismail. It will give motorists a quicker route out of Raja Laut, especially during peak periods.

DBKL executive director (project operations and implementation) Datuk Tan Keng Chok told The Sun that the project does not stop with the Sg Gombak Bridge as there are ongoing works for a pedestrian bridge from the Bandaraya LRT station to the Wisma Bumiraya building.

He added that there will be renovation and upgrading works for the Jalan Dang Wangi bus lane and also lane widening at Jalan Kuching (north to south) to accommodate storage and acceleration lanes. The entire project costs RM39 million and will be completed in April 2016.