AMPANG JAYA: Authorities are hopeful new U-turns at Sungai Kerayong and Tesco Ampang will reduce peak hour crawls at the Middle Ring Road2 (MMR2).
"Motorists will only be allowed to make U-turns at these locations. It will help reduce traffic congestion during rush hour," said Cempaka assemblyperson Iskandar Samad last Monday.
Iskandar said this after a briefing at the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) headquarters.
|(Left to right) Iskandar briefing journalists as MPAJ deputy president Mohd Hazif Mohd Noor looks on.|
Currently, the bottleneck at MRR2 here is caused by motorists making U-turns at the Pandan Indah interchange.
Soon, motorists will no longer be able to make U-turns there, but an implementation date has yet be be set.
Earlier, Public Works Department (JKR) engineers said that the Pandan Indah U-turn will be closed from Jan 22, but residents who attended the briefing objected.
Iskandar said that motorists should be given more time to get used to the new U-turn.
The new traffic pattern means that vehicles from Cheras to Pandan Indah or Jalan Cempaka will have to make U-turns at Tesco Ampang.
Similarly, motorists from Taman Shamelin to Cheras have to do U-turns at Tesco Ampang.
Meanwhile, vehicles from Ampang going to Pandan Jaya or Taman Shamelin will have to make U-turns at Sungai Kerayong.
Vehicles from Pandan Indah and Jalan Cempaka heading to Ampang will have to make U-turns at Sungai Kerayong.
The MRR2 upgrade works are worth RM104.5million and will be fully completed by Feb 21.