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LLM: NSE Expansion Will Pose Challenge for Heavy Vehicles

The road will become slightly narrower due to the construction of the third lane at the North-South Expressway (NSE).

The Expansion of the NSE Will Take 24 Months

The expansion project of the North-South Expressway (NSE) from four to six lanes between Senai Utara and Sedenak is set to begin at the end of this month and will pose a slight challenge for heavy vehicles.

As reported by the Bernama News Agency on Thursday, 20 June 2024, Datuk Seri Hasni Mohammad, chairman of the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), assured that the existing two lanes in both directions would remain open during the upgrade works.

“The construction of the third lane may pose challenges, especially for heavy vehicles, as the road will become slightly narrower,” he explained to reporters after a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony between Paragon Globe Berhad and UOB Malaysia.

He mentioned that LLM would soon issue the Letter of Acceptance to the successful contractor, with the first and second phases of the initial package expected to take 36 months to complete in both directions.

Regarding the Senai Desaru Expressway expansion project, Hasni noted that the upgrade works are also slated to start at the end of this month. “This project will take 24 months. The highway, currently two lanes in both directions, will be expanded to four lanes. We will finalize the contractor appointment soon,” said Hasni, the former Johor Menteri Besar.

When tabling the Budget 2024 in October last year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that the NSE expansion from four to six lanes would extend from Sedenak to Simpang Renggam, costing RM931 million (£155.9 million). Currently, the six to eight-lane stretch on the NSE from Kuala Lumpur to the south ends in Melaka.

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