According to Astro Awani, the incident of a concrete block obstructing traffic at the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) this morning has nothing to do with the construction of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE).
Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (Prolintas) in a statement today (25 March) said that the concrete block has fallen from a lorry that was transporting it.
“The removal and cleaning work was completed in less than 30 minutes and the traffic situation has returned to normal,” the statement said.
Earlier today, photos of a concrete block in the middle lane of MRR2 after Hillview heading towards Ampang, causing severe congestion during morning rush hour, went viral on social media. However, the block was not from the SUKE project, it fell off a lorry that was transporting it.
The announcement was made in Malay on the SUKE’s official Twitter account.
“A concrete block has fallen off a lorry (not from the SUKE project) on the middle lane of #MRR2 after Hillview heading towards Ampang,” the SUKE concessionaire posted at 7.47am.
KEYATAAN MEDIA • BONGKAH KONKRIT JATUH TIADA KAITAN PEMBINAAN SUKE pic.twitter.com/p3HqPspfR4
— SUKE Expressway (@mySUKEofficial) March 25, 2021
It urged road users to follow the directions given by the traffic officers at the location.
The MRR2, also known as Federal Route 28, was built by the Public Works Department to connect neighbourhoods at the border of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. It also links up several highways – the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP), Lebuhraya Shah Alam (Kesas), and the SUKE that is under construction.