CABLING works for the traffic lights at the busiest crossing in Jalan Gasing, just after the Glad Tidings Church, are ongoing.
Traffic lights are being installed there to make it easier for vehicles to exit the Section 10 neighbourhood from Jalan 10/1.
Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) secretary Johary Anuar said contractors had laid the cables for the traffic lights and work to instal underground conduit with a concrete holder was being carried out.
“Work on the installation of the traffic lights is moving smoothly.
“The MBPJ Engineering Department (Mechanical and Electrical Section) expects to complete the traffic light installation in June,” he said.
Section 10 residents and SM Catholic High had appealed for the traffic lights as the crossing saw vehicles speeding along Jalan Gasing, making the stretch dangerous.
In June 2016, Petaling Jaya OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din recommended traffic lights as a solution to overcome the difficulties of motorists crossing from Jalan 10/1 to Jalan Gasing.
Due to manpower shortage, the police were unable to station traffic personnel there every morning for peak-hour traffic.
On July 18 last year, StarMetro highlighted the plight of motorists dicing with danger as they exited from Jalan 10/1 to go across Jalan Gasing with the high volume of traffic.
It was reported in December 2017 that senior citizens in the Section 10 neighbourhood spoke to Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain about the danger of crossing at the intersection and parents of SM Catholic High had requested for traffic lights.
Motorists use Jalan Gasing to get to the Federal Highway and Jalan Universiti on one end and Jalan Changgai, Jalan Templer and Jalan Kelang Lama on the other end.