TRAFFIC jams are a daily ordeal Puchong folks have to go through. With Jalan Puchong and the Damansara Puchong Highway (LDP) as the only main roads connecting to Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya, Puchong residents have no choice but to face the jam every day.
During peak hours, the said roads would be packed with vehicles inching their way forward.
Motorists either have to learn to live with the jams, or start hunting for alternative routes.
Here, StarMetro identifies three routes motorists can use to avoid the congestion.
Two of these routes are also toll-free, adding to the savings of motorists.
Alternative Route 1
This route comes in handy when you need to avoid the particular stretch of the LDP from IOI Mall in Bandar Puchong Jaya to the Giant Hypermarket at Bandar Puteri Puchong.
It takes you through three connected residential areas using inner link roads.
Motorists first have to get onto Persiaran Puchong Jaya Selatan, either from the LDP (before Binary University College) or Lebuhraya Sungai Besi-Puchong (after D’Cahaya Apartment).
Turn into Jalan Serindit will lead motorists to the newly-constructed link road connecting Persiaran Wawasan at Pusat Bandar Puchong Jaya.
At the end of the link (where you will see a height barrier), make an immediate left turn and pass by blocks of apartments on the left.
At the T-junction, turn left into Persiaran Indra and SK Pusat Bandar Puchong 2 will be on the left. Go straight until the end of the road and make a right turn.
At the traffic lights, motorists can either turn right into Lebuh Puteri to get back to the LDP, or left to the Taman Industri Pusat Bandar Puchong and connect back to Jalan Puchong.
Alternative Route 2
This route will take you to Serdang from Bandar Kinrara, without the need to travel on the LDP.
But be warned, as the road conditions are not perfect as there are quite a number of potholes and uneven patches.
This route might seem complicated at first and it takes almost double the time compared with cruising on the rather straightforward LDP.
From Sungai Besi-Puchong Highway, get onto Jalan Kinrara 6 with the Kinrara Gold Club on the left and the Giant Hypermarket on the right.
Go straight until the end of the road and turn right at the traffic light onto Jalan Puncak Bukit Jalil.
Head on straight and take a left turn into Persiaran Puncak Jalil 1. Go straight and turn right at the T-junction.
The road curves with a sharp left turn. Follow the road and it will lead to a roundabout.
Take the 9 o’clock turn (first left turn) and get onto Persiaran Kota Perdana. Go straight until the traffic light. Bazaar Rakyat PKPS can be seen from the junction.
At the traffic light, turn left to head to Kompleks Pasar Borong Selangor, Equine Park, Serdang Jaya and Taman Bukit Serdang or turn right to connect back to the LDP to head towards Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.
Alternative Route 3
This detour will get you to USJ should the stretch of the LDP before the Puchong Barat Toll Plaza be congested.
Those coming from Bandar Puteri Puchong will pass by Tractors on the left and should head towards the elevated ramp with Taman Puchong Intan on the right.
Go under the ramp and turn right onto Persiaran Puchong Perdana at the traffic light. Head towards the 12 o’clock direction (go straight) at the first roundabout.
Take the 3 o’clock turn (third left turn) at the next roundabout and follow the road until the end.
This narrow road will lead you through some village houses and at the end of the road, turn left and to get back on the LDP, heading towards Putra Heights and USJ.
By THO XIN YIhttp://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?f ... ec=central