‘Stay off pedestrian walkway at PJ’s Astaka sports field’

Pedestrian walkway at Lorong Utara in Petaling Jaya that has been sealed off for repairs.

PEOPLE who use the pedestrian walkway undergoing repairs at Astaka Sports Complex field in Petaling Jaya, Selangor do so at their own risk.

A notice board by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) says slope repairs and stabilisation as well as related works behind Lorong Utara are scheduled to be completed by Sept 2.

Construction tape has been placed around the area to prevent people from entering the path but many ignore it.

A resident who wanted to be known as Jessica T said it was dangerous to walk on the sandy and slippery path.

“I hope MBPJ can complete the work as soon as possible.”

When contacted, MBPJ Zone 13 councillor Bryan Ng Yih Miin said those who continued to walk on the walkway did so at their own peril.

“Clearly, they should not be entering the area,” Ng said.

Teacher Arvin K said it was high time the city council did something about the popular recreational area.

“The bricks are uneven and the area is surrounded by undergrowth.

“When it rains, this part of the walkway has stagnant water that encourages mosquitoes to breed.

“I hope MBPJ will fix the drainage system as well.”

Others hope MBPJ would clear a fallen tree that was highlighted by StarMetro on Oct 19, 2021.

“It’s still there with new tree shoots growing out of it,” said a frequent park-goer who wanted to be known as Lim.

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