Penang Bridge Will Be Closing Some Of Its Lanes For A Year

It will be undergoing maintenance works.

Cover image via The Edge

Beginning 22 August, Penang bridge will be subjected to some closures of its lanes for about a year

Image via The Edge

For six months, a lane heading from the island to the mainland will be closed. And then in the next six months, a lane heading from the mainland to the island will be closed.

The middle lanes of the bridge will also be closed at nights.

The bridge will be undergoing inspection and maintenance works on its stay cables

In a report by The Malay Mail Online, PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) chief operating officer Mohammad Fuad Khusairi said "The stay cables are the bridge's most important component and safety checks need to be conducted on it every four years."

Tidal flow lanes will also be opened during peak hours to manage heavy traffic

Image via The Sun

A tidal flow lane will be activated in the first six months between 4pm and 8pm and in the second six months between 6am to 10am.

Fuad also advised that motorists use the second Penang Bridge or ferry service during this period

He also suggested getting the latest traffic updates on the bridge through the Plus Mobile app, or its Twitter account and even traffic apps such as Waze and Google Maps.

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