Klang, which is the royal town of the state of Selangor Darul Ehsan looks as if its traffic jam seems to be over.
With the completion of the new flyover, which connects the bridge adjacent to the Majlis Perbandaran Klang building on the Fort Hill to the Federal Highway has finally ended the traffic jams.
Traffic jams for residents coming over from Klang South to Klang North is today something of the past. Traffic jams used to plague the residents of Klang town as early as 7:00 am in the morning. The Musa Edin Bridge leading from Convent School via Little India and the Balai Bomba, which usually is jammed so badly every morning and evening, surprisingly today is smooth flowing.
Nowadays, crossing the bridge takes but only a few short minutes, unlike a few months ago. For those who aren’t too well versed with how the traffic in Klang town actually operates, permit me to explain to you how you should ideally drive.
Crossing the above mentioned bridge, you can now drive straight ahead past the Klang North post office to a new roundabout near the Mydin Supermarket, which is on the left hand side of the road.
This small round about, which is actually under the new flyover, takes one to Jalan Kapar and thence to Kapar town, 10 miles away and finally to Jeram town, Kuala Selangor and the north to Perak.
A word of advice though, those using this route for the first time, traffic at this round about appears to a little bit dense. This is because motorists will find traffic will be approaching in quite a few directions.
As a matter of fact, traffic from the left, from Jalan Meru, from the bridge, from Klang South and finally also from the taxi stand on the left. And one should be reminded also that traffic here travels rather fast as far as I am concerned.
If after turning left into Jalan Kapar, you proceed further to then twelve o’clock corner, one can then proceed into Jalan Meru too. Travel along it and you’ll arrive at the traffic light, near High School Klang.
Should you turn left, you’ll enter into Jalan Raya Bot, which will then lead you again into Jalan Kapar. You can go straight into the town area or turn right into the direction of Courts Mammoth. Going straight ahead will eventually lead you to Mewah Club or the old market.
It should be reminded though, especially those coming to Klang town for the first time, due to alterations made to the traffic lights system recently, most traffic light junctions cater now for only traffic from 2 directions. Each direction is given a time of only 30 to 40 seconds at the most. As such, motorist in this town will be forced to wait for only a short while only.