By Sheeda Fathil
SUBANG JAYA, March 19 — Approximately RM141,215 has been spent for the installation of a traffic light at USJ 3A’s intersection in Persiaran Setia, Subang Jaya.
Subang Jaya state assemblyman Michelle Ng Mei Sze said the funds for the public amenity were fully derived from the Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) allocation.
“We would like to thank MBSJ for approving the provision for the construction of this traffic light, something residents have requested for over a period of time, in light of numerous accidents.
“The traffic light construction began in December last year and was completed in February. As such, I hope accidents can be reduced and the residents can also feel safer,” she said.
Speaking at a press conference after inspecting the amenity yesterday, Ng said she had been applying for the construction since 2019, but faced constraints following the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Fortunately, it has finally been implemented and benefits some 335 families in the USJ 3A housing area. As the traffic light is still new, members of the public passing by the area can become accustomed to them when driving,” she said.
On his part, USJ 3A Residents’ Association chairman Anwar Zaihan expressed relief after MBSJ decided to allocate funds to build the traffic light, adding he hopes accidents in the area can be avoided.
“In the past two years, about 10 accidents occurred, with one resulting in a fatality last year. We thank YB Michelle for listening to us,” he said.
USJ 3A resident Cheah TS said there has been no traffic light at the intersection for nearly a decade, with the situation becoming more dangerous since the number of vehicles passing through the area has increased.
“Constructing a traffic light here is of the utmost necessity since more and more vehicles come by. For the time being, people may not notice, but eventually, they will become used to it and try to slow down,” he said.