SOIL erosion along a hillslope near a traffic light junction at Jalan Tun Perak 1 in Bandar Tun Perak has residents concerned about their safety.
Although Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) has patched up affected area with sand, residents say the work is shoddy.
“They filled up the hole with sand and I am afraid that it will not last long,” said Tun Perak Flats joint management board chairman Mohd Ishak Puteh.
Furthermore, Ishak said the road was a high traffic area.
“We fear the road might collapse if preventive measures are not taken by the council,” he added.
Ishak said he was also concerned about a vacant plot near the junction which has become unkempt.
“The plot has become overgrown with weed and has become a breeding ground for snakes and mosquitoes,” he said
He added that they had already complained to MPKj but the council had yet to respond.
Serdang MCA Complaints Bureau chief Allan Liew said he had received numerous complaints from residents on these issues.
He added that residents complained that the road was too narrow to handle the heavy traffic and residents were dicing with danger every time they tried to cross the road.
The junction, he said, was very busy as it served traffic from more than five housing estates, including Taman Leganda Emas, Taman Rasa Sayang, Kota Cheras and Taman Megah.
“The recent addition of feeder bus service to cater for MRT commuters had added to the traffic woes in the area.
“The feeder buses pass through the junction once every 15 minutes and the buses face difficulty to turn in and out of the junction all the time,” he said.
Liew urged the council to act fast to upgrade the junction and the entire Jalan Tun Perak 1.