An official opening ceremony was held in June 2015 by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in celebration of the new access road to Jalan Kerinchi where the Bangsar South development is located. The event was officiated by Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Federal Territories Minister in the presence of Tan Sri Haji Ahmad Phesal Haji Talib, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur.
Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Federal Territories Minister (front row, third from left) and Tan Sri Haji Ahmad Phesal Haji Talib, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur (front row, third from right) at the launch of the new access road in Kerinchi.
Designed to alleviate traffic congestion along Jalan Pantai Baru and Jalan Kerinchi that links to Bangsar South, the 800-metre access road will connect Jalan Kerinchi Kiri to Federal Highway and Kerinchi Link on SPRINT Highway.
The new road involved the building of a direct entry from Federal Highway to Jalan Kerinchi Kiri, an exit flyover from Jalan Kerinchi Kiri to Kerinchi Link and widening of Jalan Kerinchi Kiri from two to four lanes. UOA served as a key contributor to the RM20.3 million project with the intention to facilitate the increase in the living and working population around the Kerinchi area as well as provide greater access convenience for the community.
The initiative was undertaken by the Federal Territories Ministry and DBKL to improve the standard and efficiency of the traffic system, public transport and highways in line with the vision of making Kuala Lumpur one of the best cities in the world in terms of transportation.