THE traffic-light green time has been increased for motorists on Jalan Dulang in front of Mines Shopping Centre, Seri Kembangan, from 160 seconds to 400 seconds between 4.30pm and 8pm.
This move, agreed upon by Sungai Besi Expressway (SBE) concessionaire Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd, is to alleviate traffic congestion at the junction of Jalan Dulang-SBE.
Serdang MCA Youth deputy chief Chang Toong Woh said there would also be barriers set up along the highway at Exit 902 (Balakong Interchange) during peak hours as a measure to reduce congestion.
“With the barriers in place, motorists coming from Jalan Besar in Seri Kembangan travelling to Bukit Belimbing and Balakong will be diverted to the junction of SBE and Jalan Dulang, instead of having to use the flyover that connects to the Kajang Silk Highway.
“This means that motorists travelling from Kuala Lumpur towards SBE Exit 902 can no longer turn right in heading to Putrajaya and Serdang Lama,” said Chang during a site visit.
He pointed out that the solution would prevent motorists from criss-crossing the roads, which would also aggravate the congestion.
“Heavy congestion along Jalan Besar, Jalan Utama and Persiaran Serdang Perdana will remain as these ideas, which we proposed to Besraya, are only temporary measures to reduce traffic congestion,” he added.
Seri Kembangan Federal Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) representative Tang Kim Loy, who was also present, said Seri Kembangan residents had grappled with congestion since the one-way road system was implemented in April 2014.
“In addition, most of the roads were blocked due to the construction of elevated stations for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) line,” he said, urging motorists, particularly those unfamiliar with roads in this area, to be extra cautious, especially at night.
On another matter, Tang shared that a new ancestral shrine would soon be built beside Jalan Besar, across from Seri Kembangan 3, Serdang Jaya.
“We received a notice saying that the original shrine was impeding the MRT SSP line construction.
“The new shrine will only be completed by the end of March as we are waiting for the materials imported from China for its roof,” he said.
He disclosed that the construction of the new shrine would be fully funded and built by Gadang Holdings Bhd at a cost of RM10,000.
He also expressed gratitude to Gadang Holdings managing director and chief executive officer Tan Sri Kok Onn for his generosity and contribution towards building the new shrine.