The one-way loop in Petaling Jaya, which came into effect last year, is now expected to enter the second phase of development, as The Star understands. The loop which comprises of four arterial routes – Jalan Barat, Jalan Timur, Jalan Utara and Jalan Sultan – will now undergo works in four separate periods that are expected to last over the period of 18 months, according to Bukit Gasing assemblyman, Rajiv Rishyakaran.

From March till the middle of July this year, the western half of Jalan Utara, Jalan Timur and parts of Jalan Sultan will be subject to development works in accordance to the “Proposed Construction Work Programme”. From then on, the second phase will involve Jalan Barat, sections of Persiaran Barat, the eastern half of Jalan Utara and Jalan Sultan. Work is scheduled to begin in July and end in November.

The third phase is slated to begin in December and end in the middle of April 2016. During this period, roads such as Jalan Yong Shook Lin and parts of Jalan Barat will be involved. Finally, the last phase of development works are expected to begin right after April 2016 and end by August 31 – road furniture such as bus stops and safety railings will be established during this phase.

A formal request has been submitted by Rishyakaran and Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor, Ang Ming Ern, to shorten the development period proposed in the original tender to minimise traffic congestion.