Kepong residents appealing for new interchange to ease traffic congestion on Kepong-Selayang Highway

Kepong residents appealing for new interchange to ease traffic congestion on Kepong-Selayang Highway

According to a report by The Star, residents in Taman Daya, Kepong want the authorities to review their proposal to ease traffic congestion along the Kepong-Selayang Highway by building an interchange that links to the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2).

The high volume of traffic over the years has resulted in unbearable daily traffic congestion on the highway, with residents saying it now takes over an hour to head to Kuala Lumpur during peak hours. A proposal for an interchange was first initiated way back in 2014 but was rejected.

“There is always a long queue along the Selayang-Kepong Highway due to the traffic lights, and it can be quite frustrating. Sometimes, vehicles queueing at the traffic lights block motorists who want to turn left towards Batu Caves,” said Victor Chiam, a resident living in nearby Taman Intan Baiduri, who added that motorists used other neighbourhood roads as a detour to head to Kuala Lumpur.

In a written reply, senior works minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said traffic congestion resulted from the long line of vehicles queuing the traffic lights along the Kepong-Selayang Highway. He added that the traffic condition worsened when the T-junction was made into a cross junction.

The works ministry has proposed the construction of a 300-metre-high flyover on top of the MRR2 to address the problem, although this would involve high land acquisition costs on limited space. As such, the short-term solution was to change the queue time of the traffic lights. Residents said they would continue to write to the works ministry to push for the interchange. Are you a daily user of the Kepong-Selayang Highway? Would you support the proposal for an interchange linking to the MRR2 to be built?

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  • LaksaKL on Nov 08, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Make u turn down the road somewhere.. remove the junction.

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    • Civic Turbo 2018 on Nov 09, 2022 at 6:38 am

      Super Long Q heading to Batu Cave roundabout blocked 2 of 3 lanes on the main Jalan Kuching towards KL

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  • I used to use it on a daily basis. After work (6pm-8pm) it’s literally unbearable. You would think there’s some kind of massive accident up ahead but no. Been using an alternate route which has toll but it’s so much better than this ridiculous jam.

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    • Independent Tian Chua..(just newly sacked)) on Nov 08, 2022 at 10:13 pm

      GET rid of bandits when u vote.
      Then,u can see real concrete action to solve the jams.

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  • construction jam for the interchange would be worse

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  • Why Jam on Nov 09, 2022 at 10:50 am

    All these massive traffic jam because all those (at least 90%) who’s complaining are driving 1 or 2 person max per car instead of car pooling or taking the available public transports.

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  • Kirpal singh on Nov 09, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    If it’s a responsible govt they need not be waiting for d public to cry but as they’ve blind n irresponsible I filly agree with raayatto have the interchange built if possible next week!!!!

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  • Rustynails on Nov 10, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Only peak hours got jam. Otherwise ok. I use that way to go to selayang hospital from metro prima. I always avoid the junction by going pass Kepong Lama & making u-turn under mrr2. Got to bear with it or move out bcoz there’s no room to make a fly-over there.

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