Friday, 7 September 2018, Kuching: The Nyabau Interchange is nicely taking shape following the success of the beam launch recently.
“We completed the girder launch work at Nyabau Interchange as planned over the Merdeka long weekend with three days of road closure”, said Project Manager for Bakun Junction-Sungai Tangap (WPC10) Chong Cheong Leong.
“The launch process proceeded without hiccups. Following that, we continued the launch for another two spans. It is an exciting time for our project team to see this physical interchange taking shape.
“Once completed, Nyabau Interchange will definitely ease the traffic serving Sibu to Miri, and Miri to Sibu direction”, said Chong.
Construction works of the Nyabau Interchange began in March last year and is targeted for completion by the end of 2020.
There is a flurry of activity at the construction site at the busy intersection from Sibu past Bintulu Airport junction and onwards to Miri.
One sees over 158 bored piles that make up the foundation of the interchange, pile caps and tall pier columns. And now, the construction site includes installation of cross beams.
Moving on, the project team will begin constructing the deck slab gradually, span by span. This activity is expected to be completed by end of next year.
After the deck slab, the project team will move on to construct parapet walls with handrails which act as a physical barrier for safety of road users. Laying of premix over the deck slab follows, and then the interchange can be ready!
Other than Nyabau Interchange, the Bakun Junction-Sungai Tangap works package (WPC10) will include three other interchanges at Bakun, Suai and Niah.
Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak will have a total of 25 new interchanges along the alignment from Telok Melano to Miri, serving to provide a more comfortable and seamless journey for road users.
Travel time will be reduced with interchanges that replace traffic lights at major junctions in cities and towns.