Tuesday April 4, 2006
USJ-Batu Tiga flyover to be built as planned
Dharmender Singh at the Subang jaya municipal council full board meeting
THE proposed flyover linking USJ 3A, B, C and D to Batu Tiga in Shah Alam will be built as planned.
Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) president Datuk Mohd Arif Abdul Rahman said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo, had decided that the project would go on but with additional works to safeguard the interests of the affected residents.
He said the project would now include a sound barrier and a pedestrian bridge near the schools in USJ 12.
He said a gantry would be placed at both the USJ 3 and Batu Tiga ends of the flyover to prevent heavy vehicles from using it while three ramps would be built to connect Persiaran Tujuan to the Shah Alam Expressway (SAE).
“With the ramps motorists heading towards the Federal Highway along Persiaran Tujuan will be able to enter the SAE and head towards Shah Alam while vehicles from Seri Petaling along the SAE will be able to head up into Persiaran Tujuan to head towards the USJ areas.
“Those travelling from the direction of the Federal Highway along Persiaran Tujuan too will be able to join the SAE and head towards Seri Petaling,” he said.
He said the link to the SAE from Persiaran Tujuan would help disperser traffic along the stretch and any increase in traffic volume resulting from the USJ 3-Batu Tiga link.
It was reported in StarMetro on March 9 that residents in USJ 3A, B, C and D did not want the RM20mil flyover as it cause congestion along Persiaran Setia that has already a heavy traffic flow currently.
They were also concerned about the safety of USJ 12 school students and noise pollution as homes at USJ 3D would only be 15-18m away from the proposed link.
The council held three public hearing sessions and used the reasons for objection from the residents to prepare a paper that was submitted to the state government for a decision.
Mohd Arif said the council did not have the details of when work would begin or how long it would take as yet.