Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Traffic nightmare for Pantai Dalam folks - The Star

April 29, 2008 By DEBBIE CHAN

TRAFFIC has been a nightmare for the past three weeks during peak hours at the road leading to Kg Kerinchi, Pantai Dalam, due to construction work to widen the stretch.

Before the road-widening exercise, the stretch had always been congested due to inconsiderate motorists parking their cars along the road but the construction work has aggravated the situation.

“It is so bad during peak hours that traffic is barely moving. On one occasion, an ambulance with the siren on was trying to get through but the other vehicles had nowhere to move to make way.

“It was such a dangerous situation,” Pantai Hillpark resident Rachel Tan said.

“A lot of cars are parked near the Vista Angkasa apartments while the construction workers have blocked off half the lane with concrete blocks, leaving us with almost no space to move,” she added.

“Getting out is a problem and this is a high density area with many people commuting to work and children going to school every morning.

“In the evening, residents also find it difficult to get home and it is frustrating,” Tan said.

The congestion has also led to slow traffic on the road leading to the New Pantai Expressway, which is usually clear, and the alternative route for many motorists going to Petaling Jaya and Bandar Sunway.

The construction work has also damaged part of the road creating a big hole that becomes flooded on rainy days.

With the frequent rain in Kuala Lumpur for the past two weeks, the flooded pothole has become worse and is not helping the traffic.

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