A HIGHWAY just behind one's house which shortens traveling to half an hour, but residents have no access to it.
This is the predicament faced by EDWIN LOURDES and fellow residents who live in Bandar Baru Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan.
EDWIN says that although the Maju Expressway (MEX) is just behind his home, he and residents in his area have no access to it which results in them taking the longer route and having to put up with the long traffic snarl every morning.
"There is already a long queue to get to the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) and many want to use the MEX."
"Although the MEX is just behind our homes, we are unable to access it directly.
"We have to head towards Putrajaya using the Serdang road and from there only are we able to join the MEX.
"It's odd that even though there is an R&R area called Seri Kembangan on the MEX, there is no entry point into the highway from Sri Kembangan."
EDWIN says residents here referred the matter to the developers, Equin Park Developers, Listari and Lebar Daun but were informed there is no clearance from the Subang Jaya Municipal Council.
"When we contacted the local council, they said the matter lay with the developers," adding, "We are being given the runaround and hope there will be a solution for the benefit of the residents.
"If access to the MEX is opened, it will help us avoid getting stuck in jams daily as well as get us to Putrajaya faster."
LONG WAY AROUND: Unnecessary distance to exit from Bandar Baru Putra Permai to MEX
● A SPOKESMAN for the Malaysian Highway Authority says there is a proposal for a construction of an interchange at Seri Kembangan at the KL-Putrajaya (MEX Highway).
The suggestion currently is to build a "trumpet" interchange that will connect the MEX and Jalan Putra Permai for the convenience of the residents there and surrounding areas.
He says, "Presently, the provision is being applied through the 10th Malaysian Plan for year 2011 with consultants being hired to prepare the initial and detailed building design, preparing a plan for land acquisitions and also an early estimation of compensation for such acquisition," adding, "These will be finalised by the end of this year."
The spokesman adds the project will begin construction by next year and is targeted to be completed in 2014.