Johor to Illuminate Roads with Glow-in-the-Dark Markings

The Johor Public Works Department (JKR) is set to embark on a transformative journey by upgrading roads with glow-in-the-dark markings, bringing a futuristic touch to road safety. State executive council member Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh revealed that JKR will meticulously list and assess roads earmarked for this innovative upgrade before the year concludes.

The initiative is backed by the state government’s commitment, as reflected in the 2024 Johor Budget, allocating RM1 million for the integration of light reflection technology into road markings. Mohamad Fazli emphasized that the identified roads would undergo the application of glow-in-the-dark technology in the coming year.

“JKR will assess which roads are suitable for using the glow-in-the-dark technology before the end of this year. The department will look at roads, especially in areas with improper wiring or no electrical poles, as well as those with dangerous and sharp road bends and roads connecting towns,” stated Mohamad Fazli during a press conference held after the launch of the Sungai Masai Bridge Project in Jalan Masai Lama.

While acknowledging that implementing technology to reflect light on road markings incurs a higher cost than standard paint, Mohamad Fazli sees the potential benefits. He highlighted the prospect of reducing dependence on street lights with the adoption of this technology.

“The RM1 million allocation may not be much, but this is the beginning for us to diversify this kind of technology in Johor,” Mohamad Fazli remarked, underscoring the strategic importance of this initial investment. The initiative not only marks a leap in technological advancements for road infrastructure but also positions Johor as a pioneer in adopting innovative solutions for enhanced road safety.

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