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Thursday, 15 February 2018

(The Star) Extra 400m lane to alleviate jam on Jalan Putra Permai and LDP

Motorists can expect smoother traffic along Jalan Putra Permai and Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) at the Serdang interchange.

A 400m-long lane toward Putrajaya is now available for use following the completion of a road-widening project.

“During peak hours, there is heavy congestion as vehicles head from Serdang to Putrajaya and Puchong.

“Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) cooperated with the developer Villamas to add an alternative lane along Jalan Putra Permai as one of the conditions for the approval of its development,” Selangor Local Government, New Village Development and Legalising of Factories Committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah said.

He said the project, which took five months to complete at about RM10mil, widened the road from three lanes to four.

“Old lamp posts were replaced along Jalan Putra Permai and new ones were added.

“We would like to express gratitude to Public Works Department (JKR) for its contribution in easing traffic congestion here,” said Ean Yong at a press conference.

Lingkaran Trans Kota Sdn Bhd engineering department head and assistant general manager Francisco Anthony Doss said that based on statistics, there were 80,000 users on the interchange and about 26,000 users on Jalan Putra Permai per day.

“Motorists from Equine Park heading to Putrajaya contribute to traffic congestion from 6.30am to 8am while those from Putrajaya heading to Equine Park will be on the road from 4.30pm to 7pm.

“During morning peak hours, traffic is estimated to be 4,500 pcu/hr (vehicles per hour) while the volume during evening peak hours is 1,500 pcu/hr,” he said.

Doss said the newly added lane was expected to improve traffic flow by 20%.

“Another 80% will be implemented through MPSJ’s introduction of a two-phased traffic light junction.

Also present were MPSJ councillor Pooi Weng Keong, Seri Kembangan Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) chairman Thong Kim Fatt and Seri Kembangan JKKK representative Ngoi Kok Fui.