Friday, October 26, 2007

OUG junction an accident-prone area

OUG junction an accident-prone area
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A JUNCTION turning left into Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur, along Jalan Besar leading to the Awan Besar interchange, is now an accident-prone area, especially during the morning peak hour.

The junction into Jalan Hujan 2 is a vital entry point to the neighbourhood, but due to the heavy traffic leading to the Awan Besar interchange, many accidents happened along the stretch.

Dangerous spot: Kok (left) with residents of OUG, Bukit OUG and Taman Yarl at the stretch leading to the Awan Besar Interchange.
According to Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, the particular spot is the black area because of the numerous accidents there.

“When the Awan Besar interchange opened some 14 months ago, I had anticipated that it would be an accident-proneg area,” Kok said.

“Vehicles heading to Shah Alam via the Awan Besar interchange usually travel very fast and do not give way to those turning left at the junction. Hence many accidents have occurred at the spot,” she said.

Kok said although the residents wanted the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to install a traffic light at the junction, it was not suitable at the place.

“Jalan Awan Besar already has two traffic lights, a third one is just not practical.

“At the moment I would suggest closing the junction as our priority should be safety,” she said.

Kok said she would be meeting with the DBKL Public Works Department to seek a solution to the problem.

The Awan Besar interchange is a vital link for those living in Old Klang Road, OUG, Taman Yarl, Bukit OUG to go Kesas Highway, the main access road to Bukit Jalil, the MRR2 highway, Subang, the KLCC and Klang.

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