Highway concessionaire PLUS has announced that the Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plaza building structures will be completely demolished by the end of March. According to PLUS MD Datuk Azman Ismail, contractors will begin structural removal and demolition works after Chinese New Year.

“We are currently at the final stage of awarding the tender to the contractors to undertake the demolition works of both Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau toll plazas. Based on our schedule, all demolition works are expected to be completed by the end of March,” he said via a statement.

He added that removal of toll equipment, signages and other assets will be done earlier before any structural demolition works are carried out. Azman explained that the demolition work will be carried out over live traffic and will be accomplished in stages to ensure that the safety of road users is not compromised at any point.

The concessionaire advised highway users to slow down and drive carefully when travelling through the toll plazas as the lanes were only three metres wide. Earlier this week, highway users urged authorities to expedite the demolition of the toll plazas following an accident at the Batu Tiga toll plaza that claimed two lives.

Toll collection at the Batu Tiga and Sungai Rasau plazas were abolished on January 1 as announced in Budget 2018. Operations for the tolls in Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah and the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) in Johor have also ceased.