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Lo: No more traffic jam between Mile 4 and 10 in 6 months’ time

KUCHING: There will be no more traffic jam from Mile 4 to Mile 10, Penrissen Road, in six months’ time, says Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang after getting an assurance from Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU).

He said although all four flyover projects along the stretch are scheduled for completion by Jan 5, 2021, the traffic jam this time (after six months) would not be too long.

“There will be no more traffic jams in six months’ time because the most difficult and heavy sub-structures of the project will be completed by then.

“The contractors will then be concentrating on the super structures.. I am sure all of us are looking forward to the completion of these flyovers so that we can drive without having to stop all the way from Kuching to Serian,” he told a press conference at Mile 9 after meeting with representatives from LBU, Public Works Department and the consultant of the four flyover projects.

Lo appealed to the public to bear with the authorities.

“LBU is trying its best. LBU is cooperating with us,” he said.

Lo, who is also Padawan Municipal Council (PMC) chairman, said his ears had also been burning because of the so many complaints he received about the massive traffic jam along Penrissen Road during peak hours, especially along the Mile 9 stretch.

He said the flyover project at Mile 10 was a federal government project, not the PMC’s.

Source: Borneo Post