What’s Happening On Site
PHASE 1 – TELOK MELANO TO MIRI
As at May 2018, development of Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak from Telok Melano to Miri is more than one-third into its construction period.
With site clearance completed, the main activities at the various works packages currently include:
• Earthworks – comprising excavation and disposal of unsuitable or excess material, and fill of suitable material, ie. earth and rock. Where necessary, the import of suitable material has been made to the site of the future Highway.
• Drainage Works – construction of berm, median, toe and roadside drains. Works on 1,662 units of pipe culverts and 418 units box culverts has also begun.
• Geotechnical Works – soft ground treatment which includes surcharge, perforated vertical drains, piled embankments and/or sand replacement, as well as slope stabilization which entails retaining walls, soil nailing, rock-bolting.
• Bridge works – includes the construction of new as well as demolition of existing bridges do not comply to the R5 standard. Phase 1 will include a total of 115 pairs of bridges to support the R5 4-lane dual carriageway.
At some stretches, new 2-lanes are taking shape alongside the existing 2-lane single carriageway. Here pavement works have progressed till base and sub-base level.