THE Klang Municipal Council (MPK) has started work to strengthen part of the slope along the narrow Lorong Perbandaran, going up the hillock from Jalan Raya Barat, with the dual-lane road closed for three months begining yesterday.
Traffic disruption will inevitable, especially in the immediate future.
Municipality Engineering Department director Zamri Othman said earth works on the man-made slope had to be maintained and it was essential to have the retaining walls in good condition.
“Even if Lorong Perbandaran was designed and constructed to acceptable standards, there is a need for routine maintenance, to ensure the slope condition will not deteriorate over time,” he said.
Zamri added that to facilitate earth works, Lorong Perbandaran had to be closed to create a safer environment where heavy machinery had to be used.
“We have closed the lane from now until April 15. Yesterday, was the first day of closure, and the traffic movement was fine with a minor congestion as news of the closure had been made known to the public much earlier via social media,” he said.
He added that the presence of policemen from Klang Police Headquarters Traffic Division also helped in maintaining smooth traffic flow.
“Motorists leaving Klang in the morning use Jalan Barat and exit via Jalan Dato Hamzah, while others head for the Simpang Lima roundabout to exit Klang. Meanwhile those living in Taman Melawis, Kg Delek and Sg Udang use Klang’s third bridge, the Jambatan Raja Muda Nala,” he said.
Zamri added that railings along the slope will be installed to stop vehicles from veering off the road and crashing into the trees on the slope.
MPK has placed road barriers and have men stationed on both sides of the entrance to Lorong Perbandaran to guide newcomers into Klang.
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