Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nightmare drive along Jln Segambut

Bumper-to-bumper: Residents have to put up with the daily crawl, especially during peak hours.

Source: (By JAYAGANDI JAYARAJ, 21/1/2010)

Residents still in the dark over upgrade plan for single-lane road

MADDENING traffic congestion along Jalan Segambut in Kuala Lumpur is making many motorists upset, especially during the morning and evening peak hours. Residents say they have to get up very early in the morning and leave home by 6am just to beat the jams. If they leave any later, they would be stuck in a bumper-to-bumper crawl. Motorist Lim Ching Yang, 46, said there were times when it took him up to an hour just to move 100m along the road. The businessman from Taman Bukit Maluri said he woke up early each day to send his two children to school in Jalan Ipoh and he has to leave his house before 6.15am. “Otherwise, I would be stuck and my children will be late for school, which starts at 7.30am,” Lim said, adding that he was wondering why the plan to upgrade and widen Jalan Segambut had not materialised. Lim was among those present at a meeting with representatives from Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) engineering department and Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.

A DBKL representative said the road upgrading project under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (RMK9) would include full-scale work from the beginning of Jalan Segambut, starting from Jalan Kuching all the way to Mont Kiara. The 4km-long roadworks will be split into two phases and the first phase of 1.4km will cover the most crucial part of Jalan Segambut. The project will transform the current single lane road into a dual carriageway. There will also be a flyover intersection at Jalan Segambut and the SPPK junction. The work on both phases is estimated to cost RM95mil, while another RM65mil is expected to be used for land acquisition. The representative said 104 lots of houses and factories would be affected by the project along the road. “We have completed the land acquisition exercise for the 1.4km at the moment but I can’t comment on when we will be starting the project. “However, it will take about 24 months to complete work on the 1.4km,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lim asked DBKL to offer a temporary solution by widening the one-lane road around the junction of Jalan Segambut and Jalan Jambu Mawar (at the Esso station) to ease traffic at the area. “Motorists find that this area is a bottleneck because traffic comes from a few roads and merges into this single lane road at the traffic light,” Lim said.


Anonymous said...


UMNO PWTC gets a free bridge near Maxwell school to PWTC build by JKR. In this way the writer is true to say UMNO gets a free building. BTW how amny people are using this flyover to PTWC as compare to Jinjang and Kepong? Whereas Kepong and Jinjang has to pay toll and over paid for using Jalan kuching. That concession save the cost of Jalan Kuching but building a narrow underpass in Jalan Segambut. This narrow underpass has been causing miseries to residents there.

YB - go and figure and explain this fact to the people.

Deric said...

Can we make some adjustment. I observed that the traffic light in front of the Mandy Villa Apartment is causing the massive jam. Can we disable the it and divert the traffic flow from Segambut Dalam to the traffic light at Old Town Cafe, Sri Sinar. With this, I believe the burden will be lessen.

Anonymous said...

I observed that 1 of the root cause of the massive jam happened during the evening at traffic light in front of Mandy Villa Apartment.
I suggest to disable the traffic light and divert the traffic flow from Segambut Dalam to the traffic light in front of Old Town Cafe, Sri Sinar.
This will lessen the congestion at Mandy Villa area at the evening.

Anonymous said...

Yes, please upgrade the road condition in Segambut, it is really a nightmare.

Anonymous said...

Traffic congestion surround Mandy Villa apartment zone is horrible, for constant road users.Drivers get mad and hot tempered lead to dramatic poor quality Malaysian lifestyle, and shorter life span.

Can any gentleman rectify the situation immediately? Your solution is highly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

New interjunction at sppk junction!

As a matter of curiosity, shall it mean a flyover or interjunction at sppk and desa park city roundabout in 24 mths time.

As a residence living nearby, the steep road turn in from LDP to sppk and Desa Parkcity noise level is terrible. Start from 7am until 8pm.Especially heavy vehicle ie concrete batching truck, heavy vehicle etc carrying heavy construction materials to Desa Parkcity condo development, Medan Putra condo, Tesco supermarket at Bandar Menjalara etc.

Can a good sound barrier wall be built on bothsides of these little stretch of the road immediately.Any idea or green light?
Your consideration and assistance is crucial.Thank you.

Anonymous said...

always traffic jam and scary...

Anonymous said...

always traffic jam and scary...