Motorists want streetlights at slip road in Klang repaired

The slip road used by motorists to access Selat Klang Highway is left in darkness at night because of malfunctioned streetlights.

STREETLIGHTS at the slip road bordering Bandar Baru Klang, from the exit of Persiaran Bukit Raja 1 and leads motorists onto Selat Klang Highway, has been out of order for sometime now leaving road users in pitch-black darkness.

Motorists using the slip road are upset that the problem has not been rectified despite their numerous complaints on the matter.

They say the unlit stretch poses a danger to all who use the road.

Hassan Husairi, 45, drives on that slip road at night after his work as a welder at an industrial steel plant.

He said the 850m stretch from the exit of Persiaran Bukit Raja 1 to the Selat Klang Highway and up until the entrance to Persiaran Bukit Raja near the Petron petrol station in Bandar Baru Klang was extremely dark at night.

His colleague, Dasuki Karison, 63, said West Coast Expressway (WCE) was in charge of streetlight maintenance in the area.

He said the company must pay attention and undertake urgent repairs when the lights were out of order.

“Workers at WCE Klang district office also use this slip road.

“WCE’s maintenance team must monitor all street lamps and ensure they are in working order at all times.

“It has been months this stretch of the slip road has been in a neglected state, where the hedges have been left to grow wild, ” Dasuki added.

Hamim Husni, 48, questioned why WCE’s Klang district branch office had not responded to complaints of the malfunctioned streetlights.

He stressed that those lights needed to be repaired for the safety of everyone who used that road.

Taman Eng Ann resident AM Wong, 55, urged WCE to speed up the replacement of the inefficient lamps with energy-efficient and environmentally friendly light bulbs.

“It is time to think out of the box and get this nagging issue resolved, ” said the retired army man.StarMetro contacted WCE on the issue and was told that its contractors had rectified the faulty electrical streetlight cables on Dec 11 last year.

The company’s spokesperson said electricians were in the midst of sourcing for various electrical components for the high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights that needed replacement.

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