AFFECTED residents and motorists are proposing that an elevated dual-lane viaduct (flyover) be built to smoothen traffic along the Jalan Sungai Buloh-Kuala Lumpur road, between the Malaysian Sheet Glass factory and Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE).
The viaduct will allow for interchanges to be built for traffic heading to various destinations and, at the same time, reduce accidents along the stretch.
Gerakan Bukit Rahman Putra branch chairman Lee Hui Seng said the matter was brought to the attention of the Public Works Department (JKR) in July and he was assured that JKR would look into it.
He said the main line traffic would use the bridge while those going to the nearby housing areas, such as Bukit Rahman Putra (BRP), Saujana Acacia and Saujana Utama, separate out at the various interchanges.
Currently, Lee said, all traffic travel on one road before separating at the GCE junction.
He also said when it rained, there would be puddles on the uneven road, making it inconvenient for motorists.
Lee added that many fatal accidents had occurred at the bridge near the SME factory due to the slightly “elevated” condition of the road.
“This is because motorists are unable to see the oncoming traffic.
“The traffic at the GCE is already bad, but we anticipate worse congestion when the upgrading works from the Sg Buloh Hospital to Subang Airport are completed.
“We hope the authorities will upgrade the road although there is limited space to widen the road. A viaduct will be a good solution,” said Lee during a visit with some residents and Gerakan members to the site.
Henry Chia from BRP 5 said there was also a need for concrete barriers in the middle of the road to deter motorists from making illegal U-turns.
He said the flexible posts which were put up earlier did not help because bikers still made the illegal turns, posing a danger to other motorists.
Lee said he would raise the matter again with JKR and Paya Jaras assemblyman Mohd Bushro Mat Johor.