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Additional lane at Samajaya roundabout to ease congestion
Posted on : 19 Sep 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post online
 

Additional lane at Samajaya roundabout to ease congestion

September 19, 2018, Wednesday Jacob Achoi

The proposed project.

 

KUCHING: An additional left-turn lane connecting Stutong and Kuching at Samajaya roundabout will be built as a short-term measure to reduce traffic congestion in the area.

Assistant Minister of Coastal Road Datuk Julaihi Narawi said the RM1.2 million project is undertaken by Public Works Department (JKR) Kuching. It will start in the middle of next month and will be completed within a month.

He pointed out that traffic congestion in the area was a matter of concern for everybody and the government is taking a short-term commitment to reduce the problem.

“With the completion of Batang Sadong and Samarahan bridges, coupled with the increasing number of population and as we see, the volume of traffic between Kuching and Samarahan has increased and is becoming a matter of concern for all of us.

“So for this reason, the government is taking a short-term measure to reduce traffic congestion in the area,” he told reporters today.

He has earlier attended a briefing with JKR Kuching and Samarahan divisional engineers, and senior staff to discuss traffic flow between Kuching and Samarahan at JKR Samarahan headquarters.

He said also discussed during the briefing was the proposal for a long-term solution to address traffic congestion between Kuching and Samarahan.

He declined to reveal the long-term solution, saying that it is still in a proposal stage.