Upgrading work is now under way at the Rothmans Roundabout and Persiaran Surian in Petaling Jaya, but the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has assured the public that there will be minimal disruption to traffic flow.
MBPJ Engineering Department director Cheremi Tarman said both projects would not involve any road closure.
“Work will only be carried out during off-peak hours to minimise congestion.
“Traffic diversion is allowed so long as there is are no closure of roads,” he said.
The Rothmans Roundabout will be removed and replaced with a signalised traffic lights junction, while a flood-prone stretch of Persiaran Surian (near Palm Spring @ Damansara) will be elevated to address the problem.
Cheremi had said in mid-January the project at the roundabout would include the installation of traffic lights at the T-junction of Jalan Harapan and Jalan 19/8.
An additional lane will be added to both the roads, as well as to Jalan 19/1 and Jalan Universiti leading to the roundabout.
The first phase of the project would cost RM4.2mil and is expected to be completed by the end of August.
“The council is still collecting contributions from developers who have new projects in Section 13 before embarking on the second phase to link Jalan Harapan to Sprint Highway,” said Cheremi.
“We are expecting to start the second phase, which would cost RM5.3mil, during the second half of next year,” he said.
He added that the stretch at Persiaran Surian would be elevated between 1m and 1.2m, and was expected to be completed by the end of next month.
“The elevated stretch, which measures less than 1km, would cost a little more than RM1mil.”
Cheremi said the MBPJ had also informed developers working on projects in Mutiara Damansara and Damansara Perdana to ensure that their retention ponds were clean, drains widened and construction sites managed well.
He appealed to motorists to bear with the congestion and inconvenience from the diversion and road work.
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