Lo gives assurance efforts being taken to improve traffic flow from Mile 7 to Mile 10

Lo (centre) speaking to reporters after launching the Jalan Landeh traffic light junction today (Oct 14, 2021). Also present were JKR Kuching divisional engineer Mariam Dollah (second right), contractors and local community leaders.

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KUCHING, Oct 14: Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang assures road users that the council is working together with the Public Works Department (JKR) and contractors to improve traffic flow from Mile 7 to Mile 10.

Lo, who is also Batu Kitang assemblyman, said the commuters are experiencing inconveniences leading to slower traffic flow due to the newly launched Mile 7 traffic light junction.

He explained that this is due to changes which has reduced traffic from three lanes to two lanes, and into one lane, and at the same time the traffic light timing has to be adjusted.


“Together with the traffic light contractors and JKR, we are trying smoothen the traffic by using the traffic light to control the traffic.

“Give us some time, we will improve the flow of traffic from Mile 7 until Mile 10,” he told reporters when met after launching the new traffic light installation at Jalan Landeh along Jalan Puncak Borneo in Mile 10 today.

Lo disclosed the council is also urging the contractors to open up the Mile 10 traffic light junction to ease traffic from Kuching heading towards Serian.

“Once the traffic light junction at Mile 10 is operational, I believe we will be able to reduce a lot of traffic congestion,” he added.

Lo (right) switching on the electricity supply to kickstart the operation of Jalan Landeh traffic light junction.

The new traffic light installation at the Jalan Landeh junction, along Jalan Puncak Borneo in Mile 10, is a State government-funded project which cost RM1.68 million.

The project was completed on Sept 28, about a year after the project commenced on Aug 28, 2020.

Meanwhile, on Oct 12, the traffic light junction in Mile 7 was reopened to road users after a two-month closure to make way for the construction of a flyover/interchange under the Pan-Borneo Highway project. — DayakDaily