PUCHONG (May 27): IOI Properties Group Bhd on Friday (May 27) officiated the opening of a new interchange in Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong.
The interchange is located at the intersection of Lebuh Puteri and Persiaran Puteri, which is in front of IOI Galleria @ Puchong. The length of the 2-phase project is 2.35km and involves a total investment of RM90 million, which was wholly-funded by IOI Properties to improve traffic flow and connectivity in Bandar Puteri Puchong.
The new interchange connects to the 1,000-acre Bandar Puteri Puchong township with approximately 30,000 households and business owners, four blocks of office towers at Puchong Financial Corporate Centre, IOI Rio smart mixed development and Four Points by Sheraton Puchong.
“It is one of our community projects to improve and upgrade the Bandar Puteri Puchong. With this new interchange, the local traffic flow is expected to have 90% improvement,” said IOI Properties Group CEO Datuk Voon Tin Yow during the press conference after the road opening ceremony held on Friday.
The road opening ceremony was officiated by Selangor State Exco Ng Sze Han, Deputy Mayor of Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) Mohn Zulkurnain and councillor George Yap Kok Weng.
Ng said that not only does the new interchange ease current traffic, it is also a step closer to building a sustainable community here in Bandar Puteri Puchong.
“It is an important project to Bandar Puteri Puchong and the entire Puchong, as it will significantly improve traffic flow in the area. Road users will have smooth and direct access from Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) to Bandar Puteri Puchong, as some traffic lights have been removed to make way for this interchange project,” said Ng.
Since 2016, upgrading and construction works on the interchange have been gradually completed in two phases, where the first phase involved the construction of a flyover from LDP to Lebuh Puteri Puchong, as well as a 35-metre covered pedestrian bridge and a covered walkway that connect the Puchong Financial Corporate Centre with the Perindustrian Puchong LRT station.
Meanwhile, the second phase involved the construction of a dedicated underpass for direct access into IOI Rio, an additional underpass beneath Rio City Interchange to smoothen traffic flow, as well as other infrastructure upgrades which include the construction of a pedestrian linked bridge from commercial area The Cube to Rio City, pedestrian crossing with signal lights, upgrading of street lights to LED lights, and a new walkway.