Still in the dark over flyover plans


THE Kota Kemuning Residents Association (KKRA) wants the Selangor government to reveal the status of a proposed flyover from Kesas into the area.

KKRA president Mohd Radhi Cheah said they had heard the flyover has been permanently scrapped from the Shah Alam Draft Plan 2020.

“We heard it would be replaced by traffic lights,” he said, adding this was contrary to media reports earlier this year that the flyover would be built as planned.

Cheah said they heard that 10 traffic lights would be placed along a 1km stretch in place of the current roundabout and proposed flyover.

He said the traffic lights would cause a lot of congestion in the already crowded neighbourhood.

“They should retain the flyover that was promised to us,” Cheah said after handing over a memorandum on the matter to Sri Muda assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafei at a Chap Goh Mei event.

The memorandum was addressed to Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin and requested that he reveal details of the flyover and the traffic studies conducted.

Shuhaimi said the flyover was originally in the Kota Kemuning development blueprint.

“Several reasons were cited for scrapping the flyover including the lack of road length for the ramp and the reduced traffic volume,” he said.

The flyover was part of Kota Kemuning’s masterplan in 1996 to ease congestion in the area and was to have been built over Persiaran Anggerik Mokara.

Residents first noticed that there was no mention of the flyover in September 2014 when the second amendment of the draft plan was released.

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