This morning I chaired a meeting in MPSJ concerning the piling work for the bridge linking USJ Heights to USJ3A/B/C/D. The piling work had earlier caused cracks in a few houses beside the bridge. I did a site visit together with MPSJ and the developer involved and subsequently, a stop work order had been issued.
At the meeting today, the consultant, the developer and the representative of the residents involved confirmed/agreed on the followings:
(a) the 4 houses involved are structurally safe for occupation;
(b) undertaking by the developer has been obtained to undertake remedial works for the 4 houses involved once piling work is completed;
(c) stop work order will be lifted subject to daily monitoring of the 4 houses involved by the consultant;
(d) MPSJ will monitor the piling work to be completed by the developer; and
(e) piling work will resume for 2-3 weeks, thereafter the developer will submit a report to MPSJ on the remedial works involved and remedial works will then begin for the 4 houses involved.
As for the upgrading of works along Persiaran Setia (including the building of a pedestrian bridge in front of the school), the developer has informed me that the Letter of Award will be issued after Hari Raya.
I have again asked for the status of the conditions imposed on the building of the bridge but the developer's representative could not furnish an answer. I have requested for a meeting for the developer to answer my queries immediately after the Hari Raya break. I have previously informed MPSJ that the bridge should not be allowed to open if the conditions are not met otherwise this will inevitably add to the already-heavy traffic flow in USJ.