Measures have been taken to alleviate the traffic congestion at PJS 7 caused by the Taylor’s University College lakeside campus.
Residents find it frustrating to deal with the daily crawl, while motorists on the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) have to deal with the slow traffic along Jalan PJS7/8.
Bandar Sunway Residents Association (BSRA) chairman A. Balakrishnan said the residents had difficulty getting out of the area due to the jam.
“We are not putting the blame on Taylor’s but trying to find a solution to the problem,” he said.
On Thursday morning last week, motorists were seen queueing along LDP to get into Jalan PJS 7/8, where cars were inching forward to get into the junction at Jalan PJS 7/13.
Some impatient motorists ignored the no-entry sign and made an illegal left turn into Jalan PJS 7/10.
It did not help either when some motorists tried to cut queue.
It was reported in March that Jalan PJS 7/13 would be used as a temporary access to the campus until May 31.
The proposals to solve the problem were increasing the green light time at the junction of LDP and New Pantai Expressway (NEP), upgrading Jalan PJS 7/23 for an alternative exit, closing Jalan PJS 7/10 and Jalan PJS 7/12 permanently, and turning Jalan PJS 7/3A into a one-way street.
Subang Jaya municipal councillor Ken Chia said the access route to the campus (through the dedicated access at a loop just off the LDP) is being built.
“As for upgrading Jalan PJS 7/23, discussions between the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ), Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), NPE and Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) are underway,” he said.
Chia said the process was time-consuming as it involved different parties and he urged the residents to be patient.
Taylor’s said the dedicated access at the loop would hopefully be completed within the next few weeks.
It has come up with other suggestions to relieve the congestion.
“We have rescheduled our classes to start at 10am instead of 8am, effective May 10.
“There are ample parking bays in our campus but the free parking has also contributed to high volume of traffic.
“As such, we have appealed to the MPSJ to allow us to impose some parking charges to encourage car pooling and use public transport,” a spokesman said.
Taylor’s also provides shuttle bus services to Bandar Sunway and Subang Jaya and the frequency has been increased since May 3 to encourage students to take the buses.
The spokesman said the management was waiting for a reply from the traffic police for assistance in managing the traffic.
“We have posted our guards from mid-February to the end of April at the junction of Jalan PJS 7/13 and PJS 7/8 to facilitate traffic on BSRA’s request.
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