KUCHING, Oct 6: The ordeal of motorists passing through the uneven intersection at the Jalan Tun Razak-Jalan Foochow Junction will soon be over following Public Works Department (JKR) carrying out upgrading works at the site.
Political secretary to the Chief Minister Tan Kai said JKR will start on the upgrading works by tonight and is expected to be completed in two days’ time.
“The Jalan Tun Razak – Jalan Foochow Junction is scheduled to start premix resurfacing by tonight if the weather is permit. The resurfacing work will take two days to complete. Upgrading works will be carried out between 10pm-6 am,” Tan told DayakDaily after making a courtesy call on JKR Kuching office here today.
He added that the thickness of the premix would be 50 mm to ensure the ability to take on heavy vehicles.
“Repainting the road line marking is included. And after the upgrading work at the junction is completed, JKR will continue with milling and resurfacing of Jalan Tun Razak, from the junction towards Simpang Tiga Flyover which is of a distance of 1.15km.
“After that is completed, upgrading works will start again from the junction leading to Sungai Apong Junction which is of a distance of 1.1km. Both milling and resurfacing works are scheduled to be completed by Oct 19,” he said.
Tan also expressed his gratitude to Senior Minister of Works Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof for approving the upgrading works.
Works on the said junction was implemented during the administration of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. It was done using concrete cement instead of the conventional way of using bitumen and premix.
Earlier reports indicated that the project costs more than RM2 mil to implement.
As Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Tun Jugah and Jalan Lapangan Terbang are protocol roads, they fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government. — DayakDaily