THE one-way traffic loop in the Petaling Jaya city centre is expected to be implemented on Oct 12 for a three-month trial run.
The Section 52 Petaling Jaya loop will be installed with high-resolution CCTV cameras, which will be monitored by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) enforcement team.
MBPJ Engineering director Ismail Shafie said this would encourage the public to use the walkways and cycling lanes with a greater assurance of safety.
He said the trees that had to be cut down or relocated would be replanted.
“We had to cut down 38 trees and temporarily relocate 46 trees from eight locations along the loop to a landscape nursery.
“The trees that had to be cut down were mostly located along the road dividers.
“About 4,970 trees from the Bungor Langkawi species will be planted by the side of the road during phase two of the project,” said Ismail.
The first phase of the project began in July and is expected to be completed later this month.
The second phase is expected to begin in January next year if the trial run helps ease traffic congestion in the area.
During the second phase, roads will be resurfaced and additional facilities such as CCTV cameras, pedestrian walkway and bicycle lane will be constructed.
The one-way-loop project is estimated to cost RM23.8mil.
Initially, it was to have been implemented on Jan 1 this year but was postponed three times.
The 6km-loop will involve main roads such as Jalan Barat, Jalan Utara, Jalan Timur and Jalan Sultan.
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