Good news abound, Klang Valley motorists. The construction of a new elevated highway that will connect Bangsar to Pusat Bandar Damansara is currently underway, and the 1.34 km-long stretch is expected to be completed by June 2020.

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor told Bernama that the highway, which starts from the junction of the Sprint Highway (from Jalan Maarof to Jalan Semantan) will shorten the journey from Bangsar to Pusat Bandar Damansara. He also said it will have three lanes in each direction, with one direction elevated to help ease traffic congestion around the area.

The RM211 million project would receive RM130 million in allocation from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), he added.

“The project scope covers the upgrading [of] the existing road, earthworks and slope protection to provide a pedestrian path for the comfort of [the] people,” he said at the groundbreaking ceremony of the project.

Tengku Adnan explained that the project was a DBKL initiative, and is designed to ease pedestrians moving between Pusat Bandar Damansara and Bangsar. “We are informed [that] Pusat Bandar Damansara will be undergoing rapid development which required the upgrading of the roads in the area,” he explained.