Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Contra-flow on LDP to be permanent

FOLLOWING the effectiveness of the contra-flow system that has helped alleviate the evening gridlock at the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), its concessionaire, Litrak, is considering making it a permanent fixture.
Litrak CEO Sazally Saidi said during the company’s Hari Raya Open House yesterday that the Litrak board of directors had approved the proposal.
“Right now, we are taking away one lane of the northbound traffic from 4.30pm to 8.30pm on weekdays for motorists going towards Puchong Jaya from the Petaling Jaya Selatan toll (or better known as Sunway toll).
“When the contra-flow is implemented permanently, we will compensate the northbound traffic by providing an extra lane at the flyover from IOI Mall in Bandar Puchong Jaya heading towards the toll plaza,” he said.

Work is expected to start early next year.
Sazally also added that Litrak was discussing with the federal government on ways to ease the congestion on the Federal Highway, as the traffic always piled back to LDP during the morning rush hour.
“Even though the Federal Highway does not come under our responsibility, we are identifying the problematic areas along the highway.
“We are exploring possible options and one of it is widening the Federal Highway to increase its capacity,” he said.
Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) director-general Datuk Ismail Md Salleh, who was also present at the function, said Litrak and the Public Works Department under the Works Ministry started the discussion last year.
“The area along the highway has many factories and shopping malls.
“It will be costly so we have to make sure that whatever we want to do will solve the problem,” he said.
During the annual function attended by 2,000 guests, Litrak presented hampers and duit raya worth RM100 each to 25 senior citizens from the Orphans, Single Mothers and Senior Citizen Association in Kampung Medan.
source: thestar.com.my

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the contra flow has caused bad jam...wonder do they carry out the statistic of traffic flow before and after contra flow put up....