By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, June 27: Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS) chairman Datuk Peter Minos has lauded the federal government move to reduce the traffic jams at Kota Samarahan.
He believed the serious traffic jam problems in Kota Samarahan will soon be an issue of the past once road expansion and traffic lights were to be installed at the three roundabouts in the district.
“I believe after two to three years’ time from now, we will see traffic lights at our three big roundabouts and a new improved Mohd Musa road.
“What a relief. Thank you to the Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) governments in bringing up and reviving the projects,” he said in a statement today.
He gathered that Senior Minister of Works Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof had earlier today performed the earth breaking ceremony for expanding and improving the Mohd Musa road, starting from 8th Mile Kuching-Serian road to the roundabout G3 near University of Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas).
Peter added that the 11.6 kilometer road will also be a dual carriageway road.
He observed that during peak hours on worko days, the Mohd Musa road is extremely busy with an average 70,000 people who use the road daily.
“Since I became the MPKS chairman in 2016, I knew of at least 10 fatal road accidents on this busy and narrow road and I feel really bad and sad about it.
“Traffic jams here (Kota Samarahan) are very bad and this is nothing new.
“So, we in Samarahan are very happy that, at last, the federal government is doing something (about solving the traffic woes).
“(Therefore), I would like to thank YB Dato Sri Fadillah for his personal intervention in getting the job done,” he added.—DayakDaily