A FLAGMAN will be stationed at the Jalan Kota Cheras-Taman Megah traffic light junction during peak hours to guide motorists because of a road closure in the area.
Kajang Municipal councillor So Lian Kiong said he had to wait almost half an hour at the traffic light recently. “Usually I don’t have to wait so long,” he said.
Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng, who visited the site following residents’ complaints on Monday, said a flagman would guide road users from noon to 2pm and 5.30pm to 8pm.
The fork road to turn left at the Jalan Kota Cheras junction is closed for the centralised sewerage project by the Federal Government, which will take around two months to complete.
“This is project will benefit all, but a traffic study should have been done first.
“Previously, those from the Grand Saga Highway going to areas like Taman Murni, Taman Putri Jaya, Taman Megah, and Kota Cheras can use the fork road to turn left.
“But since it was closed for road works, motorists have to wait at the traffic light, causing congestion and backlog onto the highway during peak hours, especially as there is a school (SMK Perimbun) in the area,” he said, adding that about 5,000 residents were affected by the road closure.
Ng said the project was being carried out concurrently at 230 sites in seven areas in his constituency.
“Unlike the MRT project where notices were issued a week before traffic management plans were implemented, road users did not know about the road closures for this project beforehand.
“If this problem persists, MPKj (Kajang Municipal Council) will take action such as issuing compounds to the contractor.
“But I hope there won’t be any stop-work order as it will delay the project,” he added.