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10km of first carriageway in Sungai Tangap to open soon

Friday, 23 August 2019, Bintulu: About 10km of first carriageway in Sungai Tangap stretch is expected to be opened to traffic in the next few months.

LBU Project Manager for Bakun Junction – Sungai Tangap stretch (Works Package 10) Chong Cheong Leong apart from these 10km, another 2km of first carriageway (CH.71+500 to CH.73+500) in the same stretch was already opened to road users.

“We are working on this first carriageway currently and once we have paved it up to the binder course level, we will open it to traffic before we move on to do the second carriageway,” he said.

Other than the road work, the project team is also working on the two interchanges in Suai and Niah.

“We are currently working on the bored piling work for the three spans Suai Interchange.

“We expect this 85-metre long interchange to be completed by August next year.

“As for Niah Interchange which is also three spans, we are currently working on its superstructure.

“Hopefully, we can complete this interchange by May next year,” said Chong.

Meanwhile, work on the three bridges i.e. Sebubuk, Sekaloh and Sungai Tangap is already at its tail end.

Chong said the first carriageway of the three bridges is expected to be opened to road users by end of the year.

“Once it is opened to traffic, we will move on to work on the second carriageway of these three bridges,” he said.

As for the 170 metres long Niah Bridge, work is now focused on bored piling and its sub structure.

This six spans bridge is expected to be completed by November next year.

Works Package 10 is divided into two sections namely Bakun with a construction stretch of 41km and Niah with 37km.

Other than the road work, construction of this works package also involves four interchanges namely Bakun, Suai, Niah and Mile 5-Nyabau, one layby in Suai, five bridges and 51 bus shelters.

Pekerjaan Piasau Konkerit Sdn Bhd is the main contractor.