Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Traffic updates

I am committed to improving the traffic conditions in my constituency and will continue to explore ways to do this together with MPSJ councillors, MPSJ, traffic police, JKR and highway operators. This is no easy task in a high density constituency but I am calling for cooperation from all parties to help residents reduce waiting time in traffic jams.

Please refer to the article in The Star below for more details:

Tuesday March 10, 2009
Plan to reduce Subang jams By LIM CHIA YING


PERSIARAN Kewajipan in Subang Jaya is expected to undergo some traffic flow changes in the near future as part of a study to cope with larger traffic volume expected when the Subang-Kelana Elevated Highway is ready. Last year, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) had said that it had appointed traffic consultant Ikram to study and propose what could be done to alleviate the expected traffic problems. MPSJ civil engineer Mohd Ariffuddin Kamari recently said that Ikram had already submitted its traffic recommendations. “We have sent the report to the Public Works Department (PWD) and the police for a review, since Jalan Kewajipan belongs to the PWD,” Ariffuddin said. “For now, we are just waiting for the PWD and the police to get back to us,” he added. He said Ikram had made a presentation on Feb 23 at the council infrastructure meeting, which induded Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh and several councillors. “We are forming a technical committee to be chaired by the MPSJ president and comprising agencies like the PWD, the Malaysian Highway Authority and highway concessionaires to study the traffic problems. “Through the recommendations, we will see how best to address the issue, especially at peak hours and also how to cope with the future volume of traffic when all development projects in the area are completed,” Ariffuddin said. He added that the MPSJ infra-committee had also been reviewing the traffic situation in USJ and Subang Jaya over the past few months. Meanwhile, Mass Transit Klang Valley (Transit) adviser Moaz Yusuf Ahmad and several concerned residents formed their own committee last year to study the bottleneck areas. One of the proposals made by the committee was to get rid of the four-phase traffic lights at the interchange. However, Ariffuddin said the traffic lights belonged to the PWD and also Kesas and required approval from both parties before it could be removed. He added that the arterial roads – Persiaran Kewajipan and Persiaran Tujuan – are also used by non-residents due to the easy connectivity that they provided. Meanwhile, three other roads in Subang Jaya are expected to undergo traffic light retiming to better manage traffic jams. The roads are Persiaran Murni, Persiaran Perpaduan, and Persiaran Tujuan. Ariffuddin said the council had also installed flexible orange posts at several locations like the junction of Persiaran Murni and Persiaran Tujuan to deter queue-jumping. “I know not everyone will be pleased with this, but we have to control traffic for the benefit of other road users,” he said. Ariffuddin added that, in the long run, public transportation would have to be improved to reduce congestion.

6 comments:

Meng said...

If any of you readers think traffic in USJ is bad wait till next year when the flyover linking Batu Tiga thorugh Persiaran Setia is completed. It would be a NIGHTMARE and unbearable.

Many in USJ have not understood the severity of this problem! Wake up!!

The solution i sto open a slip road at SS19 to KESAS to allow smooth exit out of Subang USJ

Anonymous said...

The traffic lights that need to be eliminated:
1. Kesas & Kewajipan Intersection - channel traffic into KESAS with a u-turn before the tolls for traffic heading to Kota Kemuning.
2. Tujuan @ SS19 - No idea what to do here, u turn, whatever, but this traffic light needs to go. There's many other ways into SS19 without blocking all traffic coming out of USJ.

Anonymous said...

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Baby said...

The flexible orange posts won't last long. Sooner or later vehicles will run them flat. It happen all the time.

Why do we need so many flyovers? Is making the flow worse.

hmatter said...

Hi Hannah,
Yes, please take a close look at the traffic mess in SJ/USJ. Can I invite Encik MA Arifuddin and you Hannah to observe first hand the traffic situation at 7-7.30am from Tuesday-Friday, from USJ 2/6 to Persiaran Tujuan. I stay in USJ 2/6 and I cannot get out to Tujuan. As I told you 1 month ago, I have shifted my traveling time to half hour earlier. Made no difference. The jam is just as bad. By the way, is this Ariffudin guy, the one responsible for all our jams. Is he the MPSJ civil engineer with the last state government? If he is, he should resign. Look at the mess he had put us in.
Please come and observe the morning traffic jam from USJ2/6 to Persiaran Tujuan for yourself. Please help us. As a short term measure, can you request for a traffic police to direct the traffic at the USJ2/6 - Persiaran Junction?

Anonymous said...

Simple solution - ask Subangans to dump their cars. Have more buses bus lanes and bicycle paths. They should be given poriority. Have bus terminal at the railway stations and why can't Office staggered their working hours in starting to work and going home.