Lo: Upgrading of Jln Penrissen junction costing RM500k awaiting Federal nod

Lo (right) together with Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) Kota Sentosa branch chairman Wilfred Yap (second left) and Kong (left) being briefed by both Public Works Department (JKR) and the project consultant officer during the site visit, today.

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KUCHING, March 13: The proposed new entry and exit routes along Jalan Penrissen at the Ee Ann City Commercial area is ready for Federal Government approval, said Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) chairman Lo Khere Chiang.

According to Lo, the improvement works for the junction will cost about RM500,000 and it is funded by the Federal government.

“The improvement project’s design plan has also been audited by the Road Safety Auditor as well as the independent checkers consisting of engineers, and it is going to be submitted to the Federal government for approval very soon,” he said when met by reporters during his visit to the project site along Jalan Penrissen today.

He added the proposed upgrading project will help to address the traffic congestion in the area with the inclusion of an exit lane to the existing entry lane into the Ee Ann Commercial area. This suggestion was based on feedback from the local community here.

Lo was accompanied by Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Kota Sentosa branch chairman Wilfred Yap and other members of SUPP, including special assistant to Chong Chieng Jen, Micheal Kon.

Meanwhile, on Oct 12, 2020, Kong highlighted that the closure of one exit point along Jalan Penrissen has aggravated the traffic condition at the 7th Mile Bazaar after receiving a number of complaints from the community.

Following that, on Oct 14, 2021, Kong also submitted a proposed plan for the consideration of MPP and the Public Works Department (PWD). –DayakDaily.