Hari ini NST membicarakan pelan rancangan jalan pintasan yang dirancang akan dibina untuk mengelakkan kesesakan jalan raya yang kritikal di Cameron Highlands di musim percutian.
Rancangan ini melibatkan dua jajaran baru dan memerlukan kos sebanyak 840 juta ringgit.
Saya kongsikan sahaja kisahnya dari NST. Saya pun baru dapat maklumat ini. Jangan nak tanya saya ya.
KUANTAN: The days of unbearable holiday gridlock along the meandering trunk roads of Cameron Highlands will be a thing of the past if the proposed RM800 million Cameron Highlands Bypass becomes a reality.
There are two distinct stretches in this project.
The first spans 23.5km between Ringlet and Tringkap, Pahang, which will facilitate better traffic flow to and from the south of Cameron Highlands.
This route will greatly help motorists from the Klang Valley, who use the Tapah interchange at the North-South Expressway (NSE). It will also facilitate travel for those who use the trunk road from Bentong, Pahang.
The project's second stretch will service a route that connects the north of Cameron Highlands.
This 7km stretch between Kuala Terla and Blue Valley will link up to Federal Road PT185, a route which leads to the Simpang Pulai NSE interchange in Perak towards the west, and Gua Musang, Kelantan, towards the east.
Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail told the New Straits Times that the federal government had agreed to conduct a feasibility study worth RM1.5 million on the Cameron Highlands Bypass project next year.
"There will be a joint feasibility study involving the ministry and state government that will be conducted next year.
"The project comes under Chapter 10: High Impact Projects for Pahang 2050, which is listed in the Pahang State Structure Plan 2050.
"If the project is found to be viable and doable, it will be included in the 12th Malaysia Plan," Wan Rosdy said during a courtesy call by the NST at his office here recently.
In explaining the routes, Wan Rosdy said the first phase of the bypass spanning 23.5km from Ringlet to Tringkap would cost RM613.32 million.
The second phase, spanning the 7 km stretch from Blue Valley to Kuala Terla, will cost RM240.93 million.
The existing road between Ringlet and Tringkap, part of Federal Route 59, is a 26km stretch that takes 15 to 20 minutes to traverse on a normal day.
However, on public holidays, such as the recent Deepavali weekend, travelling along the narrow and hilly stretch could take an hour and 15 minutes, or up to three hours if congestion is bad.
Wan Rosdy said motorists would experience heavy congestion at various towns and hamlets along the route through Pahang, Perak and Kelantan to get to Cameron Highlands.
The Cameron Highlands Bypass, he said, would make travelling a breeze.
There are four stretches on the trunk road to Cameron Highlands that are the worst in terms of traffic flow, and three of those are within Pahang.
"The new bypass will greatly reduce traffic congestion at three places: Tanah Rata, Brinchang and Kampung Raja. These are among the locations which experience heavy traffic during holidays and peak seasons," said Wan Rosdy.
Sumber : NST Online.