According to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the new traffic dispersal projects that begun two months ago in Jalan Tun Razak has been fruitful, as traffic congestion has reduced significantly by 50%, especially during peak hours.

Smooth traffic flow on Jalan Tun Razak was reported from the Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS) at the Transport Management Centre based on observations via CCTV during peak hours. DBKL Civil Engineering and Urban Transportation Department director, Dr Leong Siew Mun told Bernama that dividers were installed in several routes as part of the traffic dispersal plan to reduce congestion.

“Among the lanes installed with road dividers are entry into Jalan U-Thant (in front of the US Embassy), Jalan Pekeliling Lama, Jalan Ampang (near Ampang Park) and Jalan Tun Razak,” he told the news agency. Earlier this month, DBKL announced a new traffic dispersal plan that involved the installation of several road dividers at certain roads in order to block vehicles from accessing Jalan Tun Razak, or to re-route them.

Leong also stated that DBKL will install traffic lights at the Jalan Kuching exit (heading towards Jalan Tun Razak) and Sultan Iskandar Highway to ease traffic in both directions. This is part of a project referred to as the Dynamic Merge Control System (DMCS).

For those who frequent driving in Kuala Lumpur, have you observed any drastic improvements in traffic flow thanks to the new traffic dispersal plan? Let us know in the comments below.