Motorists travelling East on LPT1 may face some disruptions as concessionaire & DID work hard to avert floods
Motorists plying Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway (KLK) and LPT1 may experience some disruptions the next two years as the highway concessionaire and Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) are set to carry out flood mitigation projects.
According to a media statement issued by Anih Berhad, the emergency lane to Kuala Lumpur will be closed for six months beginning October 2022 until April 2023.
The emergency lane at Km 124 towards Kuantan will be closed from May until November 2023.
In addition to this, ANIH Berhad will also activate contra flow in the area as and when needed to ensure traffic impact is soften throughout the period.
Its senior general manager Radzimah Mohd Radzi said the concessionaire has conducted a comprehensive flood study along LPT1 and identified flood mitigation components to control floods along the highway.
“Anih Berhad has previously collaborated with various government agencies at the local, state and federal levels to obtain the necessary information including assessing the current challenges to complete the design proposal and evaluating of the project,” she added.
Among the main studies carried out in collaboration with the DID include reviewing previous data related to flood issues, including hydrological and hydraulic analysis and evaluation as well as soil suitability studies (Soil Investigation).
“In addition to closing the emergency routes, ANIH Berhad will also activate contra flow in the area as and when needed to ensure traffic impact is at a minimum level throughout the period.
“Highway users are advised to obey safety signs throughout the duration of this flood management project.”
The company has also activated its YouTube channel, ANIH TV to ensure users will be updated regularly about the project.
“Users can gain accurate information on the project via the ANIH Menjawab segment beginning October 12.
“Users are also invited to like and subscribe to ANIH TV on YouTube to ensure they don’t miss out on the latest updates,” she added.
Accurate and up-to-date information can also be obtained via Malaysia Highway Authority (LLM)/ANIH Berhad’s official social media pages on Twitter @LLMTrafik @LPTTrafik and Facebook @Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia @Lebuhraya Pantai Timur or call the LLM hotline at 1800-88-7752 and LPT-Line at 1-700-818-700.
The highway was badly affected in December last year when it was inundated with flood waters and landslides forcing the concessionaire to close some stretches.