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Mile 9 to see reduced traffic jam at peak hours soon

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, Kuching: The snail pace of traffic flow at Mile 9 along the Kuching Serian Road (KSR) during peak hours now will be a thing of the past soon.

In giving this assurance, LBU Head of Construction Management Ir. Ng Chin Meng said both the lanes at this particular stretch would be kept open to traffic during the peak hours to help minimise the congestion.

“While the construction work is on-going at this stretch, we will work closely with the contractors and consultants to ensure that we will at least help to minimise the traffic congestion by making both lanes accessible to traffic especially during the peak hours in the morning and evening ,” he said when briefing the Batu Kitang state assemblyman YB Ir. Lo Khere Chiang who is also Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman at the site here prior to a press conference this morning

Ir. YB Lo had called for the briefing from LBU this morning following public complaints that one of the two lanes had been closed during the construction, causing the stretch to be massively congested during peak hours.

During the briefing, Ir. Ng also assured that the uneven road at Mile 7 where the construction of the Mile 7 Interchange is currently on-going would be repaired soon.

Meanwhile, YB Ir. Lo expressed his sincere gratitude to LBU and the contractors for their swift action in tackling the public complaints.

“Once the Pan Borneo Highway project is completed by the end of 2021, the road users can expect a smooth drive especially along the KSR where there will be four interchanges.

“This will greatly help reduce the current traffic congestion,” he said.