Monday, 5 February 2018, Kuching: The project team in Serian-Pantu Junction (SPJ) and Sungai Tangap-Pujut Link Road (TPL) had had their hands full last weekend at their respective works packages, no thanks to the incessant non-stop rain coupled with the King Tide.
The SPJ project team took no time to mobilise its team and machineries when it received the SOS early in the morning on Saturday to KM81.2 to Sri Aman from here, near the Sabal Forest Reserve when it received news that the stretch was inundated with water, thus making the stretch impassable by vehicles.
The project team pulled in all its weight to ensure the flooded stretch was immediately repaired so that the temporary closure of one of the two lanes which caused temporary traffic snarl up could open to vehicles as soon as possible.
Traffic management of course was in place to divert the traffic during the repair work and by evening, the project team managed to completely open up the flooded stretch to traffic
The menace which caused this temporary over-flooding is believed to be from a big log which got stuck at the inlet of a culvert.
Over in TPL, a minor soil erosion that caused landslide at Beluru Section (Ch.25+900) due to rain affected the telecommunication cable as it was broken by the dislocated galvanised iron pipe.
The health safety and environment (HSE) team was immediately despatched to the site to manage the traffic and to carry out the necessary repair work.
The project teams deserve a pat on the back for a job well done and it won praises from the Works Minister for their immediate response to the incidents.
Hats off to the project team at site!