Gridlock like this is common when the level crossing is closed for a train to pass especially during the school holidays or the festive seasons.
The above scene will soon cease to happen when a flyover is completed on the other ened of town. The new flyover is being constructed and is expected to be completed in 2009. It is one of the promises made by the present state government during the previous by election in Pengkalan Pasir and also the recently concluded 12th General Election.
On the other side of the railway line this is how the work is going on.
Another major promise is the construction of the new market to replace old one. I will update on the construction of the new market in my future posts.
With the construction of the flyover, the nightmare of being caught in a gridlock in Pasir Mas town will be a thing of the past as motorists will have an alternative route to take when the level crossing is closed. Taking a slightly longer detour is definitely better than being in a car not moving anywhere in the hot afternoon sun.