Penangites, a good news for us. Finally the road is going to be tarred. Say thank you to the current state government by Lim Guan Eng. Only moron designers, architects and government can come up with the idea to put cobblestone on the road. Zzz.. They thought bapak dia olang mia jalan. Hotak letak kat lutut, maybe atas jalan kot. wahahah!
read the news from The Star below..
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THE cobblestone road along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling in George Town may soon be removed and replaced with conventional tar surface.
State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the Penang Muncipal Council (MPPP) had received numerous complaints from road users on the cobblestone road since it was resurfaced in 2006.
He said the rough surface made driving uncomfortable while tyres wore out faster, especially for motorcycles and trishaws.
“It is also slippery when wet thus making it potentially dangerous,” he said, adding the council would conduct a week-long survey from now until Aug 23 to get the people’s feedback.
Chow said the input would be taken into account before any decision could be made.
He said work on the project, estimated at more than RM100,000, could start in about three months if it was approved.
Speaking to newsmen during a press conference on Monday, he said the cobblestones would be reused to cover the surface of a car park at the Penang Municipal Park.
“As for the concrete imprints, which also formed part of the road, they will be left untouched,” he said.
Survey forms will be distributed to residents and commercial operators along the road.
The public can also voice their opinion by calling Rohayu or Anne Loh from the council at 04-2592200 or email to email@example.com before Aug 23.
The survey form can also be filled online at the council website, www.mppp.gov.my.
Pensioner Lawrence Rajoo, 64, who was among the first to take part in the survey, said it was a good idea to replace the road surface.
“The rough surface of the cobblestones makes riding uncomfortable,” said Rajoo, who travels around on his motorcycle.
Shopkeeper Phoon Ah Hoe said the project would encourage more people, especially motorists, to come to the area.
“I have seen motorcyclists skidding and falling on the ground on rainy days when the road is slippery,” said the 64-year-old.