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LRT 3 construction work forcing motorcyclists to ride on expressway.

Construction of the Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT 3) and other works affecting the motorcycle lane of the Federal Highway is forcing motorcyclists to ride on the expressway.

Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement head Supt Azman Shari'at said some stretches of the motorcycle lane along the Federal Highway had to be closed because of the construction work as a safety measure.

'And because of that, at the (motorcycle lane) stretch that is closed, the motorcyclists have to enter the highway and then get back in to the motorcycle lane, which is dangerous.

'It is not that the police do not want to carry out enforcement, but we pity the motorcyclists. Mounting road block on the Federal Highway is dangerous to road users and also the policemen themselves, especially during peak hour when many motorists will be riding on the main lane,' he said when contacted by Bernama here today.

He said this when asked on public complaints over the use of the main lane, instead of the motorcycle lane, by motorcyclists using the Federal Highway.

As such, Azman advised drivers on the Federal Highway to be more cautious on the presence of motorcycles.

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana), the owner of the LRT3 project, in a statement, said the company had obtained approval from the Public Works Department to close the affected stretches of the motorcycle lane on the Federal Highway for two years.

It said a two-kilometre stretch of the motorcycle lane at the expressway was now closed for preliminary work and construction of the LRT 3 project.

The closure is from last March 9 until March 19, 2020. - Bernama

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Date:May 7, 2018
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