The new elevated interchange connecting Taman Maju Jaya and Puchong Utama 2 across the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) is expected to ease traffic congestion in the surrounding areas.
Kinrara assemblyman Ng Sze Han said that according to the contractor, the RM29mil project that began on Feb 17 this year was going smoothly and on track for completion by Feb 14, 2016.
“Previously, motorists had to use the Puchong Perdana or Puchong Batu 14 interchanges to access these areas, which meant that they had to travel a much greater distance,” said Ng.
“Once the new interchange is complete, motorists can also travel between Taman Maju Jaya and Puchong Utama 2 without having to go all the way to the other two interchanges.
“This should also ease traffic congestion at the Puchong Perdana and Puchong Batu 14 interchanges,” he added.
Because of space constraints, the elevated interchange will follow a partial diamond configuration with only three ramps.
As the interchange is being built above a petrol station lay by along the LDP, space constraint – does not allow for a fourth ramp to be built on the southwest side of the interchange without blocking off access to the petrol stations.
“To get from the northbound direction to Puchong Utama 2, motorists will need to exit the highway onto Jalan Taman Tasik Prima and make a U-turn at the roundabout,” Ng explained.
The overpass from Jalan Taman Tasik Prima into
Puchong Utama 2 is expected to be about 700m long and two lanes wide both directions.
The project is being funded by a RM20mil loan from the state government, with another RM9mil contributed by 11 developers with projects in the Subang Jaya Municipality.
“Residents have wanted this interchange for the last decade, so we are very grateful that it is finally underway,” said Chik Chun, a representative of joint associations in Puchong.
During a site visit by Ng and a few Subang Jaya Municipal councillors, they also highlighted the ongoing Ops Tampal Jalan by the council. This is part of a larger state-wide initiative to actively repair all potholes along roads under the individual councils’ administration.
From now until Nov 14, residents can contact the MPSJ call centre at 03-8024 7700 to report potholes in their area.