Flyover project traffic congestion to ease in May

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KUCHING: Traffic congestion around Mile 6, Mile 7 and Mile 10 as a result of the Pan Borneo Highway project construction work on the Kuching-Serian Road is expected to ease by early May.

The Public Works Department (PWD) said it was given this assurance by contractors working on the project.

“With the extension of time (EOT) granted as a result of the enforcement of the last movement control order 3.0 (MCO 3.0), there are now construction works on four flyovers (Mile 6, Mile 7 and Mile 10), which is one of the section alignment under Work Package Contract 02 ( WPC02), actively running while the Mile 4 1/2 viaduct has been fully completed and opened to the public on March 10 last year,” it said in a statement on Tuesday (Jan 18).

The department said the construction of the Mile 6 flyover structure had been completed with the contractor currently carrying out construction work on the abutment structure of flyover B as well as road construction work.

“Meanwhile, construction work on the abutment for flyover A has now reached 90 per cent. It is expected that the construction of the Mile 6 flyover will be completed and can be opened to the public as early as May this year,” it said.

As for the Mile 7 flyover PWD said construction of the flyover structure had been completed and that the contractor was now doing abutment construction work for flyover A and B as well as road structure construction works.

“It is expected that construction work on Mile 7 flyover will complete and be open to the public by April 2022.

“For the construction of Mile 10 flyover, the contractor is also actively doing abutment construction work for flyover A (90 per cent) and flyover B (70 per cent) as well as road structure construction works.

“It is expected that construction work on the Mile 10 flyover will also be completed and opened to the public by April 2022,” it added.

Despite facing various challenges throughout the pandemic, PWD said it would continue to ensure all construction work is completed on schedule as stated in the contract.

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