Calls have been made by residents of Subang Jaya and USJ for a reassurance of safety on the one-way elevated flyover being constructed at the Kewajipan roundabout.
The elevated flyover, which appears to be in the final stages of construction, is presently hanging in mid-air over motorists travelling along a ramp on Jalan Subang Utama from Subang Jaya to Bandar Sunway and vice versa.
The elevated flyover project is undertaken by New Pantai Expressway (NPE) concessionaire, NPE Sdn Bhd, to ease travelling for motorists who use Persiaran Kewajipan from Summit USJ to get to Bandar Sunway.
Residents’ Committee of Zone One (encompassing SS12, Wangsa Baiduri to SS19) chairman Mohd Zamzam Jaafar said NPE Sdn Bhd should issue a statement to reassure the public on the safety of the elevated flyover.
“I am not really worried as the flyover looks like it is almost complete. However, the company building the elevated flyover should take measures to ensure that an incident such as the collapse of the NKVE-Jalan Meru Link flyover does not happen,” said Mohd Zamzam.
Yeoh Cho Huat, who is chairman of Residents’ Committee of Zone Two (encompassing USJ2 till USJ7) said: “The elevated flyover must be declared safe before it is opened to traffic.
“A tragedy could happen if there is slow-moving traffic along the ramp on Jalan Subang Utama during peak hours,” said Yeoh, who is a regular user of the NPE.
Meanwhile, P.C. Yeoh, who is chairman of Residents’ Committee of Zone Three (encompassing USJ8 till USJ15), said the safety of the public must come first.
“Many people, including myself, are regular users of the NPE. The builder of the elevated flyover must give reassurances on its safety,” said Yeoh.
Subang Jaya Municipal Councillor Yap Yun Fatt, who lives in USJ4, said as a regular user of the NPE he wanted assurances from NPE Sdn Bhd on the safety of the elevated flyover.
Subang Jaya assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said he was also concerned about the safety of ongoing road projects in Subang Jaya.
“I have asked the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to arrange a meeting with NPE Sdn Bhd and the Public Works Department (JKR) on the issue,” said Lee during a phone interkview yesterday.
The road project by JKR involves the construction of a two-way, four-lane elevated highway over the Federal Highway.
The new route will connect motorists from Persiaran Kewajipan to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Aiport Highway.
However, Lee pointed out that there should not be any worries on the safety of the one-way elevated flyover being constructed at the Kewajipan roundabout.
“Unlike the NKVE-Jalan Meru Link case, no work on the elevated flyover is being done while traffic passes underneath,” said Lee.
New Pantai Expressway (NPE) Sdn Bhd general manager Neoh Soon Hiong could not be contacted for a statement as he was overseas.