PASIR GUDANG: The Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG) and the Public Works Department (JKR) have been urged to come out with notices to inform motorists of road closures due to the upgrading works at the Pasir Gudang Highway.
Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Karim said that he has received many complaints from the public on the heavy congestion at the highway due to ongoing upgrading works.
"I urge MBPG and JKR to come out with notices through newspapers, short messaging services (SMS) or social media on the roads that are closed and available alternative roads.
"I also hope that MBPG and JKR or their contractors could schedule the timing of the upgrading works more efficiently to reduce the congestion," he said in a statement here.
He added that he has informed his officers to reach out to MBPG and JKR on the matter.
"I have also asked the police to assist in managing the traffic on the highway.
"I hope the people of Pasir Gudang will be patient with the temporary heavy congestion at the area as the authorities improve the road for their comfort," he said.
Many people have taken to social media to air their frustration over the heavy congestion at the Pasir Gudang highway due to the upgrading works.
According to the state works, transportation and infrastructure committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh, the remaining upgrading projects are expected to be completed by the middle of next month.
“There are about 23 projects to upgrade and fix the highway and of that number, only 11 are left. We expect all of them to be completed by the middle of next month.
“To address the situation, we have asked the police to help divert the traffic to other alternative roads around the area,” he said, adding that the projects will make the highway safer for the public.