Road users unhappy over Kewajipan-Kesas traffic plan, survey reveals

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018

AN online poll has been put up to assess the impact of the new traffic dispersal plan along Persiaran Kewajipan-Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas) near Summit on the Kota Kemuning Facebook page, and the response so far has not been a positive one.

Following the implementation of the traffic plan by Subang Jaya Municipal Council, the exit to Kesas from Jalan Kewajipan heading towards Kota Kemuning was closed on Aug 18.

This led to traffic jams along Persiaran Kewajipan in Subang Jaya yesterday, and road users are not happy.

The new traffic dispersal plan forces motorist heading towards Klang from Subang Jaya to turn left into Kesas (KL-bound) and make a U-turn just before the Sunway toll.

The online poll, which was put up on Monday, asks residents how frequently they use the route – from "almost every day", to "sometimes" to "not at all". 

As of 5pm today (Aug 21), close to 875 people had taken part, with many saying their daily commute had been adversely affected. 

Results from the poll when completed will be handed over the local authorities and assemblymen in charge of both Subang Jaya, Kota Kemuning and Kesas.

The poll generated many unhappy comments from residents, like Benjamin Ng who said having to U-turn before the Sunway toll was risky.

"It's dangerous to cross two lanes of fast-moving cars and to squeeze in just before the toll booth to make a U-turn.

"This could be a disaster in the making for many road users," he said. 

Safinaz Borhan said she used Kesas as her daily route back home and found that the the new traffic plan was affecting many other roads and junctions. 

She said she hoped MPSJ had done a proper study to justify the road closure.

"I hope it's not a decision made based on 'Let's see if that solution works out, if not we can always change it'," she said.

Constance Chui Ching, on the other hand, warned that motorist would only see the full impact of the traffic management plan once school reopened. 

Traffic along Persiaran Kewajipan was at a crawl yesterday as motorists on Persiaran Kewajipan were unprepared for the traffic congestion that occurred there after the second phase of road closure was implemented at the interchange to Kesas. 

There was a massive jam with some motorist getting stuck for two hours on the short stretch to get to the Kewajipan interchange. 

Traffic was also slow at night. 

Subang Jaya Municipal Council corporate and strategic management deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said the turnoff from Persiaran Kewajipan to Shah Alam Expressway had been closed in stages.

In the first phase, the turnoff from USJ to Kesas was closed on June 6, while the second – from SS 13, Subang Jaya to Kesas – was closed last Saturday. 

He said the traffic management plan was intended to reduce traffic congestion during peak hours on Kesas and Persiaran Kewajipan junction in Subang Jaya.

MPSJ will be monitoring the traffic conditions over two months. 


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