Elimina GCE Interchange Reopens Albeit Certain Lanes Closed For Works

The Elmina Interchange at the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) reopened to highway users at 3.40pm today, after the light aircraft crash in Bandar Elmina yesterday afternoon. However, there is a temporary closure at Elmina Junction (West Elmina exit lane) heading to the GCE Highway and one lane from West Elmina to East Elmina for paving and road repair works (mill & pave) starting at 10pm (18 August 2023) until 5am (19 August 2023).

Highway concessionaire Prolintas Group said the reopened route of the main exit and entrance to Elmina involves the entrance ramp from Shah Alam to Elmina west, and the entrance ramp to Elmina east from Rawang, along with the exit ramp to Shah Alam.

“One of the two lanes of the road from Elmina west to Rawang remains closed for the authorities to carry on with investigations at the scene of the incident. Nevertheless, users can still access the highway,” it said in a statement.

The GCE’s operations team has been to the incident location to observe the damage and is currently carrying out immediate road repairs.

“Street cleaning was also been carried out by the Fire and Rescue Department team earlier on. GCE’s Peronda Unit has been deployed to ensure smooth traffic at the location.

“Highway users are advised to follow instructions by the traffic controllers and signages on site. Users are also warned not to stop or slow their vehicle at the crash site,” Prolintas said.

Those looking to inquire or provide feedback may contact the Prolintas Hotline at 1 800 22 8888.

The Beechcraft Model 390 (Premier 1) aircraft, carrying six passengers and two pilots, was on its way from Langkawi to Subang and had been cleared to land at 2.48pm.

However, at around 3pm, it crashed along the GCE near Bandar Elmina in Shah Alam, killing all on board. Two others were also killed in the crash, a motorcyclist and a car driver who were nearby when the plane went down.

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