TRAFFIC lights at the junction of Jalan Sungai Buloh and Jalan Welfare has caused inconvenience for Kampung Seri Sungai Buloh residents.
Village Security and Development committee (JKKK) member Wong Chang Heng, 42, said cars from Sungai Buloh had to wait too long to turn into Jalan Welfare.
He said motorists use this road to get to the village and the factories in the area.
“Besides the factories, there is a school and a market there and traffic is heavy in the morning, afternoon and evening,” said Wong.
He was present at the site with Kota Damansara assemblyman Dr Nasir Hashim to check on the junction.
Wong said due to the short green time, there was a long queue to turn right into Jalan Welfare.
Dr Nasir also said the green light for the right turn had not been working for more than a month and it posed a danger because cars turning right into Jalan Welfare would sometimes collide with the cars coming from Kota Damansara in Jalan Sungai Buloh.
He added that there had been many accidents at the junction.
As he was talking to reporters, a minor accident occurred when a car collided with two motorcycles. Both the motorcycle riders lost control and the car skidded.
“This is what happens when they take too long to fix a problem,” said Dr Nasir.
He said many complaints had been made to the Public Works Department (JKR) but no action had been taken.
“If it is still not fixed, we will have it repaired and bill the relevant authority for it,” he said.
Wong said the timing of the traffic light also had to be changed to accommodate the heavy traffic during peak hours.
He said another solution to ease the traffic congestion would be to have another exit into the village and industrial area from the main road to turn right into Jalan Baru Sungai Buloh.
“Currently, this is the only entrance for cars coming from Sungai Buloh,” said Dr Nasir.
A spokesman from the JKR road division said they had fixed the traffic lights at the junction several times.
“The problem is that the the computer card in the traffic lights keeps getting stolen. The parts are expensive and we have to order it from Australia.
“When we receive complaints, we attend to the problem. We have fixed that light several times over the past few months,” he said.