Thursday, 22 August 2019, Bintulu: The Bakun Interchange is expected to be completed by June next year.
LBU Project Manager for Bakun Junction – Sungai Tangap stretch (Works Package 10) Chong Cheong Leong said construction is now focused on deck slab work on this three-span and 85 metres long interchange.
“The deck slab and road work will be carried out simultaneously.
“This interchange will ease the traffic plying between Bintulu and Miri,” said Chong.
Meanwhile, Chong also revealed that the project team is also currently working on the sub structure and super structure of the five spans Sungai Suai Bridge.
“We hope to complete this 150 metres bridge by June next year,” he said.
On the road work, Chong said 1km of first carriageway which had been paved up the binder course level in Suai (CH.38+000 to CH.39+000) was already opened to road users.
“In the next few months, we try to open another 10km of first carriageway along the stretch in Suai.
“Once this 10km of first carriageway is already opened to traffic, we will move on to work on the second carriageway,” he said.
Work Package 10 is divided into three sections namely Bakun with a construction stretch of 40km and Niah with 37km and 1.5 km of Nyabau Interchange which is the longest interchange in Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak project.
Other than the road work, construction of this works package also involves four interchanges namely Bakun, Niah, Mile 5 and Nyabau, one layby in Suai, five bridges, 51 bus shelters and one pedestrian bridge.
Pekerjaan Piasau Konkerit Sdn Bhd is the main contractor.