The advantages of SUKE are manifold. Firstly, with more than 3 million cars on the road in Kuala Lumpur, it will reduce traffic congestion by providing alternatives for motorists and ease the volume on existing roads and highways. SUKE in particular will provide alternatives to motorists using the KESAS, KL-Seremban, Besraya, Metramac, Grand Saga, AKLEH, DUKE and MRR2 expressways, not to mention reducing the volume on all trunk roads and main roads that will feed onto the expressway.
SUKE is the ideal link that will bring about convenience, savings in petrol and reducing vehicular wear and tear, as well as allow users to create better quality of living that does not include being stuck in traffic for long hours.
SUKE will be constructed for two main reasons:
- To link existing highways and expressways, specifically the areas of Sg Besi, Cheras, Pandan, Ampang and Ulu Klang, whilst providing an alternative for users of the MRR2. This linkage will allow for smoother traffic and reduced amount of commuting time. The projected reduction of traffic congestion on Jalan Ampang is expected to be reduced by 36%, by 24% on MRR2 and by 12% on Jalan Cheras.
- The construction of SUKE will also address the traffic needs of the future, with projections and analysis taking into account traffic volume up to the year 2027. At the same time, SUKE will also work in tandem with the changing needs of Malaysians for a better quality of life: reduced traffic congestion and less time spent on the road.
PROLINTAS or Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd is an investment holdings company with a focus on infrastructure development. It is wholly owned by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) and belongs to the logistics and infrastructure arm of the company. PROLINTAS will fully develop the project after which it will be handed over to the government to manage.
The construction of the project will begin in 2016 and be completed in 2020.
The project is part of the government’s fast track projects and it is set to reduce the government’s financial burden, as the project will be financed by the private sector. This brings an economic boost to companies and SMEs in the country that will be involved in the project, increasing opportunities for growth and thus enhancing the country’s economy even further.
Homeowners near construction sites can do a few things to reduce the level of noise and the impact of dust on their homes. This includes keeping their windows closed as much as possible, washing porches to reduce the amount of dust entering the home, adhering to all safety regulations posted by the construction site, and using masks and other forms of nasal protection where necessary. Overall, keep to a regular cleaning schedule at home to ensure the health of your family members is maintained.
While every precaution will be taken on the construction sites to reduce noise pollution, residents can employ ear plugs, keep their doors and windows closed during periods of heavy construction and keep away from activities near heavy machinery.
Residents can rest assured that the health and safety on all construction sites will be maintained at the highest level.
Based on general guidelines from the authorities, Level of Service in simple terms means an indication of traffic conditions and comfort experienced by a road user on the road. There are 6 levels of service explained plainly: