Road leading to landfill will be fixed

Jalan Langat Lestari craters will soon be patched up. — Photos: KK SHAM/The Star

SOLUTIONS to improve conditions at Jalan Langat Lestari, the main access road leading to the Tanjung Duabelas Sanitary Landfill in Kuala Langat will be taken, says Selangor Public Works Department (JKR) director Lokman Nasir.

In a statement, Selangor JKR confirmed that 800m of the 11km road, from Chainage (CH)13600 to CH15200 was damaged.

“For the short-term, crusher runs and earth compaction are being carried out to fill large puddles and craters along the road.

“For a permanent solution, a 600mm crusher run will be laid and compacted to level the road,” said Lokman, adding that repairs were expected to take one month.

To minimise flooding, a culvert pipe is also being built across this part of the road.

Ownership of the only access road leading to the landfill is shared between Worldwide Holdings Bhd and Selangor JKR.

Stretch of road leading to Tanjung Duabelas Sanitary Landfill which lorry drivers say has caused them woes.Stretch of road leading to Tanjung Duabelas Sanitary Landfill which lorry drivers say has caused them woes.

The former owns and has kept in good condition the final 3km leading to the landfill.

Selangor JKR owns the rest of the stretch, a length of 8km.

StarMetro in its Feb 22 report, “Rough ride for rubbish trucks”, had relayed concerns from lorry drivers who said the poor road conditions were eating into their income as numerous repairs were required for their heavy vehicles.

They said the road started deteriorating in October 2023 when construction lorries began using the road to service a nearby industrial project.

The lorry drivers said their safety and health were also adversely affected.

Worldwide Bhd confirmed that up to 1,000 lorries carrying domestic waste from various local councils used the route daily. In his statement, Lokman added that the project developer had been ordered to rebuild the access road leading to the site and ensure good drainage.

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