Stretch of road in Rawang in dire need of repairs

  • Community
  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015

Dangerous: This huge pile of bricks and stones are left in the middle of Jalan Maxwell in Rawang town and has not been cleared for the last six months.

JALAN Maxwell in Rawang has been turned into a gravel road with boulders on the road shoulder and an uncovered monsoon drain that pose a serious threat to motorists and pedestrians.

The issue has been ongoing for the last six months after a contractor appointed by the Drainage and Irrigation Department and the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) to repair a drain, could not complete the work due to a collapsed building along Jalan Welman.

Selayang MIC acting deputy chairman M.B. Raja was shocked to discover that the drain was left uncovered, and pedestrians risk falling into the deep drain.

He was also surprised that no warning signage had been placed at the site to caution motorists.

“It is an accident waiting to happen along these two roads. There is stagnant water inside the culvert, making it a potential mosquito-breeding site.

“Besides that, the road has not been resurfaced and the entire stretch of road is covered in gravel.

“Motorists have to slow down when they approach this stretch, causing congestion even during off-peak hours,” he said.

Selayang MCA Youth chief Chan Wun Hoong suggested that MPS place temporary floodlights to brighten up the area at night.

“This will safeguard motorists and people walking in the area as the existing streetlights are not bright enough.

“There should be signboards warning motorists of the bad road conditions and there should be some indication of when the project would be completed,” he said.

Rawang resident Vijaya Sundram, 52, who commutes by motorcycle was concerned that motorcyclists will find it difficult to control their vehicles on the gravel.

“When a lorry or car is behind me, it makes it more dangerous and I feel the need to move faster. I hope that MPS would resurface this road so that motorists enjoy a smoother ride,” he said.

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