Effective action needed to reduce traffic congestion in Sungai Buloh


Some stretches of Jalan Sungai Buloh are worn out and rough as no resurfacing has been done for years. — Filepic

TRAFFIC jams on Jalan Sungai Buloh-Subang are getting worse and the Public Works Depart-ment (JKR) needs to widen this road.

A flyover also needs to be built on this road opposite Jalan Baru to divert or reduce the traffic headed to the already congested Jalan Welfare in Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh.

With the ongoing development of Kwasa Damansara, the situation will lead to a gridlock unless these two urgent steps are taken.

Despite the two MRT lines and Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway (DASH) now in operation, the number of vehicles on this road has not reduced.

Ironically, the traffic jam at the Jalan Welfare junction has become longer and stretches as far as until the Sungai Buloh toll plaza.

Local authorities such as the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) and Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) that collectively administer Sungai Buloh need to do their part by widening and properly maintaining the roads under their jurisdiction, as the traffic jam spilling over from the housing areas can block or impede traffic on the main roads.

Jalan Sungai Buloh, from the Kuala Lumpur border and Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) junction to the Sungai Buloh Prison, needs to be resurfaced as most stretches are worn-out.

Damaged streetlights on this road need to be replaced as well.

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