Link road almost done, says Lee
by Jacqueline Raphael, email@example.com. Posted on August 8, 2014, Friday
MIRI: The Permyjaya-Pujut Corner Link Road project is 90 per cent completed and is two months ahead of schedule.
Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin said he is very happy with the progress of the project which he believes will greatly reduce the congestion along Pujut 7 and Pujut 3 roads.
Once completed, residents of Permyjaya and Senadin will have alternative roads to go to town instead of taking the Pujut 7 highway that also leads to the jam in Pujut 3 road, he said.
According to Lee, the project was initially scheduled to be completed on Dec 9 but as it is now two months ahead of schedule, it is expected to be completed in Oct or Nov.
Lee disclosed that Sarawak Energy Berhard (SEB) had started working on the installation of street lighting and he hoped that the installation work will be completed together with the road project.
SEB is working closely with PWD on the street lighting and the light posts are already put in place. We hope the installation can be completed in time for the road to be ready and open to the public, he said.
He told this to reporters during a visit to the project site yesterday, where he inspected the construction of a bridge which is part of the link road project near Pujut Corner here.
Also present during the visit were Miri mayor Lawrence Lai and PWD Miri divisional engineer Goh Boon Soon.
According to Lee, residents of Permyjaya, Tudan and Senadin have been anxiously waiting for the completion of the road project as it will be an alternative road to go to town, Pujut Corner, as well as to Miri Airport.
The project covers the construction of a new 4.5km single carriageway link road from Jalan Tudan/Kuala Baram to Jalan Miri By-Pass or Pujut Interchange.
It also includes the construction of a new two-lane reinforced 150-metre concrete bridge over Miri River.