Highway not found


MOTORISTS heading towards the newly opened Putrajaya-KL highway from Putrajaya or the Dengkil-Puchong highway should drive slowly and look out for the access to the highway or risk missing it entirely. 

This is because while there are enough access and exit signboards to and from the highway at four interchanges – Kampung Pandan, Salak South, Kuchai Lama and Bukit Jalil – the access signboard at the Putrajaya Link is conspicuously missing. 

Presently there are signboards pointing to the city centre, but they lead motorists to the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban highway instead. 

And for first-time visitors to Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, these signboards could lead to confusion unless the relevant authorities act fast to install signboards pointing to the highway.  

Which way to KL?: This is the only signboard pointing to Kuala Lumpur from Putrajaya but it leads motorists to the KL-Seremban Highway. Motorists complain that there are no signboards to show them how to get to the KL-Putrajaya Highway from Putrajaya.

The 26km KL-Putrajaya highway, which offers a shorter and more direct route to the federal administrative capital, Cyberjaya and the KL Internatioanal Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, was toll-free for a month until yesterday. 

Motorist Mohd Sazuki Embong from Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, said, he decided to check out the highway but missed the turning and landed on the road leading to the KL-Seremban highway. 

“I was advised to head towards the KLIA route but took the wrong turn instead because of the lack of proper signage,” he added. 

When contacted Putrajaya Corporation City Services director Ghani Ahmad said their engineering department had yet to appoint a contractor to put up the signboards.  

Meanwhile Sepang Municipal Council (MPSp) president Azizan Mohd Sidin said that as main roads were under the purview of the Public Works Department (PWD), the council would be discussing with the department on the possible locations for the signboards and when they would be installed. 

He said the matter would be discussed during the council’s board meeting at the end of the month.  

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