SIGNBOARDS informing motorists that the access to Jalan Tanjung in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, was closed have been covered up with black plastic bags.
Jalan Tanjung has been used as a connection between Bandar Utama and areas like Tropicana, Sunway Damansara and Kota Damansara.
The Bandar Utama developer announced recently that the road would be closed after 12 years of being used as a temporary access road as a piece of land near the Bandar Utama Technology Park belonged to them.
The agreement was for the road to be changed to a one-way flow coming out of Tropicana starting from Nov 20 for six months before being closed.
After the announcement that the road would be closed, residents from areas like Tropicana and Sunway Damansara submitted a petition to the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) on Tuesday.
Many were also against the closure because of the potential increase in traffic going into Persiaran Tropicana and into BU11 and BU12.
Residents who submitted the petition at the MBPJ headquarters in Jalan Yong Shook Lin also protested when signboards with the words “Access Closed” had been put up near the Riana Green Condominium.
Bandar Utama Development Sdn Bhd director Datuk Teo Chiang Kok told StarMetro that his contractors were not supposed to put up the signboards until later and had asked them to cover the signs for now.