THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council has completely closed the right turn lane onto the Shah Alam Highway (Kesas) interchange on Persiaran Kewajipan near Summit USJ mall from Aug 18.
This means that motorists coming from SS13, Subang Airport, Sunway will no longer be able to turn right into Kesas to head to Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam and Klang.
They must now turn left to Kesas (Kuala Lumpur bound) and take the U-turn just before the KESAS toll.
With this new traffic flow, it looks like we can remove the traffic light here and throw it away.
I was at the SJBA pedestrian crossing observing the traffic flow at 12 noon last Saturday.
The new traffic diversion as usual is poorly done. MPSJ can claim to have done their publicity but the absence of big and overhead proper signboards at appropriate places resulted in the many traffic making sudden changes in their route resulting in criss crossing at SJBA. MPSJ should not prevent traffic from the Subang flyover wanting to turn right to head for Shah Alam, Kota Kemuning as this is the reason the flyover was built in the first place. You notice majority are doing that. Now they are diverted to make the U turn just before the Kesas toll plaza.
Likewise it is very unfair for USJ 2 residents to face additional traffic for those who don't want to take the U turn at KESAS by making U turn on their inner roads now that U turns at the Damen traffic light are banned. I think we cannot do away with the traffic light at Kesas until a permanent solution like another flyover dedicated for them to turn right directly down to Kesas towards Shah Alan and Kota Kemuning.
The interchange in front of Summit USJ to KESAS is known as one of the most congested areas in Subang Jaya.
MPSJ engineering department director Rosli Mohammad Yunus, at a full board meeting, said well over 5,000 vehicles used the interchange at peak hours.
What are your thoughts on this new traffic system?