Developer to build alternative access routes to PJU10

The Petaling Jaya City Council has given project approvals to three developers in Damansara Damai, PJU10, with the condition they complete the promised access routes before their project are completed.

The developers will bear the costs for the RM16mil access routes. Based on a traffic impact study conducted in January 2013, Damansara Damai suffers from traffic congestion during peak hours in the morning.

In just an hour some 4,000 vehicles pass the traffic light junction at Jalan 10/1 in the morning rush hour.

However, the bustling area will have several landed and highrise developments by three developers – Tetuan Jaya Megah Building and Engineering Sdn Bhd, Tetuan Medan Prestasi Sdn Bhd and Tetuan Prousaha Sdn Bhd.

Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said the council had come up with a few solutions based on the traffic impact study.

Among the conditions set by the council was to build a dedicated U-turn under Jalan Sungai Buloh and Kuala Lumpur interchange opposite Jalan PJU 10/1.

Another was to build a connecting road from Damansara Damai PJU 10/5A and Sri Damansara Jalan SD 13/3.

There will also be a new connecting road from Damansara Damai at PJU10/5 to Prima Damansara at Jalan Tanjung SD13/3.

As well as a new road from Damansara Damai Jalan PJU10/1b to PJU10/9 or PJU10/1a.

“On Aug 14, Tetuan Jaya Megah Building and Engineering Sdn Bhd was given development approval but with strict conditions.

“The developer has to complete building the dedicated U-turn under the Jalan Sungai Buloh and Kuala Lumpur interchange opposite Jalan PJU 10/1 concurrently with the first phase of the project.

“There must be no heavy vehicles transferring soil during peak hours,” he said, adding that the developers had also signed a detailed agreement with the requirement set by the council.

The council had sent two letters to the Malaysian Highway Authority requesting for their approval to build a road to exit from Damansara Damai (PJU10) to the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).

The purpose of the road is to ease congestion for those using Jalan PJU 10/1, PJU 10/10G, PJU10/1F and PJU10/1E.

The mayor said the council was waiting for the approval from the highway concessionaire.

“We held a meeting on Aug 4 with the Public Works Department and they agreed to the traffic management plan. We are waiting for approval from the highway authority to go ahead with building of the road.

“We invited the resident representatives to attend but no one was present during the meeting,” said the mayor. - BY SHEILA SRI PRIYA and ERIK NG (StarProperty)