Thursday October 18, 2012
Flyover users face pool hazard
By JADE CHAN
SUBANG JAYA: All it takes is a downpour to hit the Subang-Kelana Link and water will pool on the flyover, making it dangerous for users, said SS12 resident Tony Loh.
He claimed the flyover was not built properly, with several stretches that were “quite slippery”.
“Regular users are aware of the condition and will know when to slow down, but it is dangerous for those unfamiliar with the road, particularly when water accumulates or during downpours.”
At least one vehicle was stuck on a flooded stretch of the flyover during Tuesday evening's downpour.
Loh said he suspected there were insufficient drainage pipes to channel the water.
“The water is also improperly discharged it flows down onto the road instead of being channelled to a drainage system,” said Loh.
According to MPSJ, the Subang-Kelana Link comes under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department (JKR).
Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said she had informed Selangor JKR to check if the entire link structure was still under the defect liability period.
The Finance Ministry's website states that the defect liability period is a period whereby the contractor must repair any defect identified by the supervisory officer after a particular work is completed.
It was reported that the Subang-Kelana Link has been beset with problems like water retention and “mini waterfalls” (where water gushes from the flyover down to the ground) since it opened to traffic three years ago.
JKR attributed the source to pipes being unable to cope with large volumes of water during downpours and pipes clogged with rubbish discarded by motorists.
Loh, who is also Subang Jaya Residents Association secretary, said that if garbage was a problem, then JKR should conduct regular maintenance work to have the structure regularly cleaned.
JKR could not be contacted at press time for comments.