• Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the construction of the alignment over a total distance of 29.5km involves two parts, namely Section 7A and Section 7B.

KUALA SELANGOR (May 16): The construction of the Tanjong Karang-Assam Jawa section of Section 7 of the West Coast Expressway (WCE) has reached 71%, and is expected to be completed in March 2026.

Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi (pictured) said the construction of the alignment over a total distance of 29.5km involves two parts, namely Section 7A and Section 7B.

"Construction of Section 7A starts from the Assam Jawa Interchange to Sungai Terap Farm involving a distance of 19.5 km, while Section 7B from the Sungai Terap Farm to Tanjong Karang Interchange is 10km long.

"As of April, work progress for Section 7A had reached 91%, while Section 7B was already at 44%," he told reporters after reviewing the progress of the project's implementation here on Thursday.

Nanta said the opening of the route would make it easier for users who previously had to travel through traffic jams, especially during weekends and festive seasons.

He said when completed, the Section 7 project would be able to help save up to an hour's travel time as compared to the existing federal road, in addition to reducing traffic density on the North-South Expressway, when users use the alignment as an alternative route.

Nanta said the government is committed to building comfortable and safe infrastructure, besides easing the anxiety of the people who are facing severe congestion on the Tanjong Karang-Kuala Selangor route.

"We admit that the soil structure of the construction site is quite soft, which requires reclamation work to be done in stages, but we are confident that it is not a major issue, and that the construction can be completed within the specified period," he said.

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