Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Taman Sri Bintang residents applaud new road link
Residents of Taman Sri Bintang, Kepong can finally sigh in relief as a long-awaited short-link road connecting the area to Segambut Jaya will finally be built.
Taman Sri Bintang resident Angus Ng, 52, said the 200m-link was expected to ease traffic congestion in the area. “The residents have been tolerating the congestion in the area for so many years. We have been asking the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to resolve the problem but were told the land belongs to a private owner. Currently, the roads in our neighbourhood are being used by motorists from Kepong to get to Segambut and by motorists from LDP headed to Desa Parkcity.
“Also, there are two schools in the area, SMK Sinar Bintang and SRJK (C) Kepong 3. A new institution is also coming up here. This contributes to the congestion in our neighbourhood, especially during peak hours. After waiting for almost 15 years for this link to be built, we are so relieved it has been approved. I hope it will help disperse traffic,” said Ng who has been living in the area for the past 13 years.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said the link road was a privately funded project and that works would start at the end of this month. It is expected to be completed in three months. “The road will benefit 5,000 households in the 10 neighbourhoods,” he said.
Residents said the land was currently being used by a private company for a storage depot.
A check by StarMetro found the store being cleared to make way for the road project.Once completed, the extension will link Jalan Seri Bintang with Jalan 30/38a.