Slow down along Jalan Stutong near new KPJ Hospital, motorists advised

Wee (second left) being briefed by an engineer on the condition of the road section during a visit this morning (Jan 15, 2021).

KUCHING, Jan 15: Road speed limit will be imposed along Jalan Stutong near the new Kuching Specialist Hospital (KPJ) following frequent occurrence of car accidents reported along the stretch.

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng disclosed that this will be one of the immediate measures to be implemented after a visit to assess the condition of the road stretch today.

Recently, a video footage captured from a closed-circuit television (CCTV) of a nearby house showed many cars had skidded and crashed when approaching the section of road to warn people to slow down and practise caution.

“Chevron signs (a reflective sign) to denote bends on the road as well as other warning signs including to advise motorists to reduce speed, flash light indicators on the road surface to guide motorists at night will be installed.

“The installation of speed bars is also being studied,” he said in a statement today.

During the visit together with the Public Works Department (JKR) Sarawak Traffic Division and the police, the JKR Sarawak Asset Management Sector director Ir Awang Mohd Fadillah Awang Redzuan presented their findings to Wee and other councillors present.

Wee said that MBKS will study and implement the recommendations proposed by JKR Sarawak.

“Meantime, we would like to advise all drivers to slow down and drive carefully when approaching the section of Jalan Stutong near the Kuching Specialist Hospital,” he urged. — DayakDaily