Frustrated commuters call for action

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BAU: Commuters are calling on the relevant authorities to expedite road repair works along Mile 2, Bau-Lundu Road.

They claimed that work on that stretch of road has taken a long time and is still going on.

“The relevant authorities, especially the Public Works Department (JKR) must step in to find out what the problems are. The delay is causing unnecessary hardship and stress to commuters, especially during peak hours.

“They have endured the hardship all this while but recently it was the worst when a truck got stuck at the temporary access, making it not passable to other motorists.

“The affected motorists, especially those coming from Sibuluh, had to either turn back or use alternative route via Suba Bandar through to Suba Buan to reach Bau town.”

A motorist, who requested anonymity, said the delay reflected poor work coordination on the part of the contractor concerned.

“Why is it taking too long just to complete a single reinforced concrete culvert? This is totally irresponsible — ignoring public safety and convenience,” he said.

The motorist said the delay, to a certain extent, had also unfairly tarnished the image of the government of the day and that of the elected representative of the area.

Meanwhile, Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep when contacted for comments on the commuters’ complaint said he would get in touch with the relevant authorities including the JKR on the issue.

He also acknowledged that the repair work had been long overdue and urged the contractor concerned to rectify whatever problems which caused the delay and to step up measures to ensure its speedy completion.

“I will get in touch with the JKR director to see what’s causing the delay and have it resolved soon,” he added.

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