Mile 7 flyover fast lanes up and running

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, June 3: Though only partially, the long-awaited dual-carriageway Mile 7 flyover has been operational for several days now since it opened to motorists on May 31, right before the Gawai celebrations.

Currently, vehicles are allowed to run only on the fast lanes on both sides of the flyover – from Kuching to Serian, and from Serian to Kuching.

DayakDaily reporters went on a drive over the flyover at about 2.30pm today and the traffic was smooth, with less congestion as compared to before.

In terms of road safety, proper signages and barricades have also been erected to direct motorists onto and off the flyover smoothly.

As for the slow lanes that have yet to be opened, some sections were already tarred while certain sections were still laid with gravel.

Sections of the Mile 7 Flyover that are still under construction.

On May 31, Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas promised that the rest of the Mile 7 flyover would be completed and open to public by the end of July.

He also said that the dual-carriageway Mile 6 flyover is targeted to be fully open by the end of June.

The Mile 6 flyover is still in construction, with completion scheduled by the end of June, 2022.

Both the Mile 6 and 7 flyovers are part of the Pan Borneo Highway project which started in 2016.

For the other flyover interchange projects in Kuching, the Mile 4 1/2 flyover was completed in February 2021 while the Mile 10 flyover was completed on May 22. — DayakDaily