Additional lane to be built at Taman Tunku Junction to ease traffic congestion

Lee (sixth right) with JKR Northern Zone Pan Borneo Highway team members inspecting one of the junctions along the affected road stretch today (July 4, 2022).

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, July 4: An additional lane will be constructed at Taman Tunku Junction to help resolve traffic congestion in the area.

According to Minister of Transport Sarawak Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin, Public Works Department’s (JKR) Northern Zone Pan Borneo Highway team has agreed to construct the additional lane.

“Presently, there are only two lanes at Taman Tunku junction – one heading towards Bintulu while another lane to Taman Tunku, and we plan to build the third lane (the additional lane) heading to Taman Tunku to reduce the traffic congestion,” he told the press after visiting the Taman Tunku Junction earlier today.

He revealed construction work will start once construction along the stretch from Pujut Junction all the way to Taman Tunku junction is completed.

“The team will shift to Taman Tunku Junction to begin the construction of the additional lane once they finish all the work along the stretch,” he said.

At the same time, he added, all seven traffic lights along the stretch from Permyjaya up to Taman Tunku junction would be upgraded into smart traffic light systems to help smoothen traffic flow. — DayakDaily