Thursday, 12 April 2018, Kuching: The LBU Traffic Management Unit shared its experience on traffic management programme for Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project in a seminar entitled “Safe Driving: Managing Occupational Road Safety” held on Tuesday at ADTEC Bintulu.
Traffic Management Manager Masdi Baharom enlightened the audience on why there is a need for a proper traffic management during the construction of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak.
“It is because we need to provide a safe working environment not only to workers but also road users during this construction period.
“By having the traffic management programme in place, we can give road users early warning so that they can slow down their vehicle as they approach the construction stretch,” said Masdi at the seminar which was organised by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
He further said the traffic management could provide adequate traffic signages and traffic furniture to avoid traffic flow confusion.
“This would minimise traffic disturbance due to any road diversion and work activity during this construction period.
“With traffic management, we can also manage traffic flow in time of emergency or accident,” he added.
LBU set up the Traffic Management Unit recently and stations its Traffic Management Officer in all the 11 works packages to oversee the implementation of its traffic management programme.
It is a dedication from the Project Delivery Partner to ensure the safety for all the road users who are commuting the current federal trunk road which is currently being upgraded to a four-lane dual carriageway Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak.