Scenic Rawang Bypass Opens

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The Rawang Bypass was opened to traffic from 6am this morning.

According to Works Minister Fadillah Yusof who launched the opening of the bypass yesterday, the 9km new stretch would reduce traffic congestion by 50% and shorten travel time from Serendah to Selayang, specifically during peak hours.

“Before this, motorists could take up to two hours during peak hours, but now they just need 30 minutes for the same destination,” Fadillah said.

The construction of the Rawang Bypass, costing RM628 million, began on July 16, 2005, and was completed on Nov 21, this year.

“The bypass construction through the Selangor Heritage Park, which involves a forest area, had been reduced from 65 hectares to 24 hectares.

“This is to ensure that the forest reserve will be preserved, especially the wildlife species that are becoming extinct,” the minister said.