MOTORISTS who use the Jalan Gasing-Templer roundabout in PJ Old Town face an enormous amount of stress every day. The traffic at the roundabout is a nightmare during peak hours, especially for elderly drivers.
I understand the roundabout was built in the early 1960s when there were few motor vehicles in Petaling Jaya.
However, after half a century, the roundabout remains the same and there have been no improvements to accommodate the tremendous increase in the number of vehicles that converge there every day.
Roundabouts are suitable only when the number of vehicles approaching it is small, as is common in newly-developed areas. .
In this regard, on behalf of Petaling Jaya motorists, I thank the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) for resolving the protracted Rothmans roundabout issue and turning it into a traffic-light-controlled cross junction.
In the same manner, MBPJ should now focus on the notorious Jalan Gasing-Templer roundabout with a view to either build a suitable flyover or convert it into a traffic-light controlled cross junction to ease the extremely heavy traffic flow.
The sooner it is done, the better it will be for motorists.