A TRAFFIC dispersal project involving the construction of two bridges in Pandan Mewah, Ampang will be undertaken by Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) to address congestion there.
MPAJ is targeting to complete the project, costing RM6.4mil, within the next two years.
Selangor local government, public transportation and new village development committee chairman Ng Sze Han said the project would be carried out at the Jalan Pandan Utama and Jalan Pandan Mewah intersection.
“This will allow for smoother traffic to and from Hospital Ampang as well as the residential areas so motorists do not get held up at the busy intersection,” he said after a site visit.
MPAJ president Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said a project consultant had been appointed and construction was expected to start soon.
In a related matter, MPAJ will carry out a road-widening project as well as add parking bays nearby Hospital Ampang.
“A 600m stretch of Jalan Mewah 3/1 and Jalan Mewah 4 will be widened, and about 200 parking spaces added to the area,” said Ng.
Mohd Fauzi said the roadworks, costing RM500,000, would be completed within the next two months.
Hospital Ampang deputy director (management) Mohd Said Adnan said the two projects would go a long way towards improving the traffic and parking situation around the hospital.
“One of the most frequent complaints we receive is the lack of parking space.
“There are only 591 parking spots in the hospital, about half of which are allocated for staff.
“We have an average of 600 visitors coming here daily and there are not enough parking bays.
“Allocating new parking bays will benefit both hospital visitors as well as the surrounding community,” he added.