MIRI: The traffic flow at the Miri airport traffic light and Taman Tunku junctions will be back to two lanes, with traffic expected to return to normal soon.
Widening and paving works to complete the slip roads underneath the bridge interchange had caused traffic congestion for quite some time now.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin called Pan Borneo Highway Northern Zone manager Siaw Ming Chian to give priority to resolving the situation at the two locations.
“I told Ir Siaw to have him instruct the contractor in charge of the project to work overtime to finish the remaining works at the two junctions as soon as possible.
“I am currently leading an official delegation overseas, hence I had to personally call him,” Lee said on Thursday (June 23).
Siaw responded and said he had immediately directed the contractor to work overtime.
He explained that lane closures needed to be done, in the course of the widening of the slip roads.
The lane closure, Siaw said, had reduced the existing two lanes to one, causing traffic congestion and inconvenience to the public.
“For information, the contractor is scheduled to complete the widening works from Miri city to Taman
Tunku by June 25.
“Meanwhile, the target completion for Taman Tunku to Miri city side will be on July 1.”