Residents want traffic light at Persiaran Surian removed

The traffic light junction at Persiaran Surian is for motorists who need to turn right into Jalan PJU 5/1, but residents say a U-turn 200m down the road can serve the same purpose.

KOTA Damansara residents have collected over 1,500 signatures in an online petition to get a traffic light junction at Persiaran Surian and Jalan PJU 5/1 removed.

They claim that it is causing traffic congestion along the stretch of road.

Resident Khairul Idzwan Kamarudzaman, 34, who started the petition, said the traffic light junction had been closed during the construction of the MRT line.

Motorists, who needed to turn right, had to make a U-turn further up the road then.

He said with the MRT line completed, the traffic light junction had been reopened and the congestion was back.

The traffic light, he added, resulted in a backlog along Persiaran Surian and could cause motorists to be stuck in traffic for up to 30 minutes.

“The traffic light junction allows motorists to turn into Jalan PJU 5/1.

“Without the junction, motorists can still make a U-turn 200m down the road, ” he pointed out.

Khairul said Persiaran Surian, a three-lane road, was now reduced to one lane because the other two were for motorists turning right at the traffic light.

“This results in a bottleneck along this stretch.”

“The traffic backlog is sometimes from Mutiara Damansara to Ikea, ” he added.

A Petaling Jaya City Council spokesperson said a flyover ramp for those turning to the right was being planned at the stretch.

The traffic light would be removed once the ramp was ready, the spokesperson added. — By SHEILA SRI PRIYA

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