New plan to ease traffic congestion

The traffic jam along the road leading to Kota Kemuning is a common sight for motorists. — filepic

A SOLUTION is in sight for the congestion in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam, with a traffic dispersal plan finally being put in place.

After years of championing the need for a proper traffic dispersal plan complete with a flyover, the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) and residents have finally agreed on the new traffic plan.

The new plan was revealed during the first Residents Committee meeting by councillor Tan Ah Kow.

According to Tan, the plan was approved at the full board meeting on Feb 24 after getting consent from the committee on Feb 23.

The first phase, involving a flyover at the first roundabout after exiting Kesas Highway onto Persiaran Anggerik Mokara, begins at the end of the year.

The road will also be widened to incorporate bypass lanes on the left of each junction.

Another important component is a new road from Persiaran Anggerik Mokara to Jalan Anggerik Malaxis. The road will also be a left-in, left-out entry only.

Tan said traffic lights would also be installed at Jalan Anggerik Vanilla 31/95, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla 31/Q and Jalan Anggerik Vanilla 31/97.

“The right turn into Jalan Anggerik 31/93 near McDonalds will be closed and only cars from the left can go in and out of the junction,” he added.

Traffic lights will also be placed at a second roundabout at Persiaran Anggerik Mokara and a third roundabout with extra bypass lanes.

The first phase will cost approximately RM38mil including various road-widening works and relevant signage.

The second phase will involve the third roundabout along Persiaran Anggerik Mokara where a flyover will be built to ease congestion.

Construction work for the second phase is estimated at RM60mil while cost for the third phase involving the second roundabout along Persiaran Anggerik Mokara has yet to be determined.

“The entire traffic system will take at least four to five years to complete and will cost approximately RM100mil,” he added.

During the meeting, Tan also discussed various other issues that needed attention including traffic congestion and safety issues due to large lorries and trucks parked along Persiaran Anggerik Mokara.

Tan said he was grateful that MBSA had helped resolve the traffic congestion issue and hoped the residents would be patient during the construction works.

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