On June 25, the Central Spine Road (CSR) section that bypasses Raub town will be open to the public.
According to Abdul Rahman Mohamad, deputy works minister, the route entailed taking the interchange exit close to Universiti Teknologi Mara in Raub.
“Construction work is expected to be completed by the end of this year. But I have instructed the public works department to ask the contractor to expedite work to complete it before Aidiladha. This is because more than 500,000 vehicles will pass through the route, especially residents from Kelantan, this coming Hari Raya,” he said.
Rahman added that the 17 km portion of the route will save travellers 40 minutes of travel time since they would no longer have to pass through Raub town.
“Although the highway is not yet fully completed, we hope the opening of this route will provide comfort to users, especially from the east coast,” he added.
He declared that the exit at the intersection of the Raub industrial district, another neighbouring portion of the highway, will open in September.