KUCHING, Oct 12: The closure of one exit point along Jalan Penrissen here has aggravated the already bad traffic congestion problem at the 7th Mile Bazaar.
Special Assistant to Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen, Michael Kong said shopkeepers, residents and customers in that area had been forced to exit the Ee Ann City commercial area only via Jalan Liu Shan Bang after the contractor closed the other exit point.
“The shoplots at Ee Ann City, Jalan Penrissen are located in between the main Jalan Penrissen (where the Pan-Borneo Highway is being constructed) and Jalan Liu Shan Bang.
“Presently three exit points are serving the Ee Ann City commercial area, namely one exiting to Jalan Penrissen and another two exiting to Jalan Liu Shan Bang,” he said in a statement today.
Kong also pointed out many complaints from the community due to the immense inconvenience with the new traffic flow arrangement because it redirects all future traffic to the already highly congested Jalan Liu Shan Bang.
This has worsened the traffic condition at Jalan Liu Shan Bang, thereby wasting more of the road users’ time being caught in traffic jams.
“The shopkeepers and residents have made several complaints to the Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) but their complaints have fallen on deaf ears.
“Their complaints to the Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak also received no response,” he asserted.
With that, Kong reiterated that he would formally write to both JKR and MPP to request for the authorities to accede to the people’s need and open the exit point along Jalan Penrissen at Ee Ann City commercial area.—DayakDaily