Residents of Leboh Berangan and Jalan Rasau in Port Klang want the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) to take action against a housing developer whose lorries are damaging the roads in the neighbourhood.
In a recent incident, a lorry laden with huge concrete beams caused part of Leboh Berangan to cave in and the company had not repaired the damage despite promising residents that it would do so.
Resident P. Theresa said the lorry damaged the road two weeks ago as it was negotiating a sharp turn from Leboh Berangan to Jalan Rasau.
“Luckily one of my neighbours who witnessed the incident managed to take a photograph and recorded the licence plate number.
“We are worried because there is a fire hydrant nearby and there are pipes beneath the damaged area.
“The pipes will be damaged if they are left exposed,” she said.
Another resident identified as Sim said the lorry driver apologised to the residents for the damage and said he would inform his superiors about the incident.
She said a site supervisor of the construction company later came to assess the damage and assured the residents that they would patch up the road within the next few days.
“But it is already 14 days since the incident and the place is in bad condition.
“The road cannot be left like that as it poses a danger to pedestrians and motorists,” she said.
Another resident K. Samy said the council must enforce the ruling that lorries with heavy loads are prohibited from entering neighbourhood roads.
“They are taking a shortcut by using the neighbourhood roads when they should be entering the construction site from the main road.
“We want MPK to take action immediately otherwise more roads will be damaged,” he added.
Klang municipal councillor in-charge of the area Selvadorai Subramaniam said the council’s engineering department would inspect the site soon and take action against the developer if they failed to rectify the damage by this week.
“The council has received a complaint about the damaged road at Leboh Berangan, Port Klang last week caused by a lorry tranporting construction material.
Residents are unhappy that huge lorries loaded with construction material were using the neighbourhood roads instead using the main roads, Persiaran Raja Muda Musa and Jalan Tengku Badar,” said Selvadorai.
A spokesman for Willgain Development Sdn Bhd, the developer of the two-and-a-half-storey houses in Port Klang, said the company was aware of the damage and would patch up the damaged road soon.
“We apologise to the residents for the delay in rectifying the damage.
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