6th Mile junction expected to close on Oct 15

A map view of 6th Mile interchange and flyover construction.

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KUCHING, Oct 5: The 6th Mile junction is scheduled to be temporarily closed on Oct 15 to facilitate ongoing construction activities for the new interchange and flyover along the Kuching-Serian Road section, which is part of the Pan Borneo Highway project.

Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak, in a media statement yesterday (Oct 4), informed that the road closure at 6th Mile would only take place after the reopening of the junctions at 7th Mile.

In addition, the traffic management plans have been revised to ease the traffic congestion due to the road closures at 7th and 10th Mile junctions.

At the 7th Mile junction, an additional lane in front of the Borneo House Museum building has been opened to ease traffic flow through the area.

Following the opening of the new lane yesterday, JKR Sarawak observed that the traffic flow at the site has improved.

“The contractor is currently expediting the physical progress at site, such as the laying of premix works, the roadline marking works and the road signages works.

“The reopening of the junction at 7th Mile is scheduled on Oct 15,” the statement read.

As for 10th Mile junction closure, JKR Sarawak explained that the contractors have also been urged to expedite the works on site so that it can be reopened 22 days ahead of initial schedule by Oct 31.

The closure of the junction since Sept 6 is to make way for the reconstruction of the pavement and was initially slated to reopen only on Nov 22. — DayakDaily