With a one-way traffic loop now in effect, various changes have to be made to the stretches of road affected to make it safer including details such as gradients as well as features like bus stops and safety railings.
Following the “Proposed Construction Work Programme”, the first sub-phase will run from March till mid-July 2015 and will see the western half of Jalan Utara, Jalan Timur, and part of Jalan Sultan being worked on.
Sub-phase number two will kick off from July until November of this year, encompassing Jalan Barat, certain sections of Persiaran Barat, the eastern half of Jalan Utara and the remainder of Jalan Sultan.
The third sub-phase will focus on the other roads including Jalan Yong Shook Lin and the remainder of Persiaran Barat with work expected to start from December until mid-April 2016.
Finally, sub-phase four will focus on landscaping touches and road furniture such as bus stops and safety railings and is expected to be completed by August 2016.
The Star also reported that both Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor, Ang Ming Ern and Rajiv have put in a formal request to shorten the 18-month construction period initially estimated in the original tender to minimise inconvenience.
The contractor behind the project and the MBPJ would finalise details including the access and exit points for motorists along the road for areas such as near Amcorp Mall where the exit point leads out onto Jalan Timur despite cars weaving in to enter Persiaran Barat ahead.
Rajiv added that based on the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety’s (Miros) recommendations, the council appointed Pakatan Jurutera Pintar Sdn Bhd as the road safety consultants.
Following this, a survey will be undertaken by opinion research firm Merdeka Centre at a later date to gauge the traffic system’s business impact.
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