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Serian flyover ready by mid-year — LBU
Posted on : 19 Mar 2019  Source of News: The Borneo Post Online

Serian flyover ready by mid-year — LBU

By Samuel Aubrey on March 19, 2019, Tuesday at 12:17 AM News, Sarawak

LBU photo shows the aerial view of the Serian Interchange.

KUCHING: The elevated carriageway or flyover for Serian could be ready by middle of this year.

Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd (LBU) said on its website that construction works on the Serian Interchange is now at the advanced stage.

Work is focussed now on deck slab casting after completion of launch of all beams for this six-span flyover.

The Serian Interchange is currently being built under the Serian-Pantu Junction Works Package 03 of the Pan Borneo Highway project.

LBU project manager for Serian-Pantu Junction Works Package 03 (WPC3) Azrin Ahmad said in the statement that after the deck slab casting, they will move on to do the parapet wall.

“This means we are already at the final stage of completing the flyover.

“Once this is done, then the flyover will be ready, hopefully by middle of this year, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

“This will help alleviate the traffic congestion in Serian town where the flyover is located. Currently, due to the space constraint road users have to use a narrow slip road to avoid passing through the construction area. Commissioning of the interchange will therefore be a great relief to all the road users,” he said in the statement published on LBU website.

Azrin also revealed the good news that a new bridge crossing the Batang Sadong in Serian would be ready for road users on April 1.

He explained the construction work on this new bridge, which sits next to the old bridge, is already at its final stage.

“We are currently doing the deck slab, and soon after this we will move on to do the safety barrier or parapet wall next week.

“Then we can shift road users to the new bridge and start the reinstatement work on the old bridge, such as bridge joint and pavement works and parapet wall. The old bridge will be temporarily closed to enable these works to happen,” said Azrin.

Azrin added two other bridges in WPC 03 at Sungai Bedup and Sungai Kerait will also be partially opened to road users soon.

“The deck slab has already been cast on the first carriageway of these two bridges and now we are working on the parapet wall. Once we have diverted road users to the first carriageway on the bridge, we will start the construction of the second carriageway,” he said.

Construction work on Works Package 03, undertaken by Zecon Kimlun Consortium Sdn Bhd, involves upgrading the existing 75 km of federal trunk road (stretching from Serian Roundabout to Pantu Junction) into an R5 standard 4-lane dual carriageway.