Jalan Cheras flyover is structurally sound, no defects found, according to Works Minister

KUALA LUMPUR – According to Datuk Seri Nanta Lingggi, Works Minister, there are no structural cracks on the Setiawangsa Pantai Expressway along Jalan Cheras. The route is also safe for use.

“We are satisfied with the expert reports that found no structural problems. “I have personally checked it – the road is not cracked as claimed and safe to drive on,” he said.

He said that monitoring devices will be installed on the Jalan Cheras flyover immediately as a proactive step.

He said that he and the Malaysian Highway Authority will continue to monitor this situation in the coming weeks, looking for signs of cracks or movement.

Nanta made this statement after inspecting the SPE Flyover Structure in a Skylift. He was accompanied by MHA Director-General Datuk Sazali Harun.

An X user on Friday (7th June) expressed concern over alleged cracks in the flyover based upon two viral images.

Nanta replied to the post, and instructed MHA and SPE to immediately conduct an inspection. Later, the ministry issued a short statement saying that investigation found only black lines. These are construction joints left over from previous concrete work.

The SPE was fully opened in November last year. It features dual carriageways with three lanes and seven flyovers.

The route is divided into 4 sections: Kerinchi – Salak (Section 1); Salak – Pandan (Section 2); Pandan – Setiawangsa – Taman Melati (Section 3); and Setiawangsa – Taman Melati (Section 4, covering a distance of 20km).

The highway connects with other highways such as the Skim Penyuraian Trafik Kuala Lumpur Barat, the Ampang – Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway Akleh, the Duta – Ulu Kelang Expressway DUKE and the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 MRR2 to improve network efficiency and to reduce congestion in the city.

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