Yong urges JKR Sarawak to patch up bad road condition of Jalan Setia Raja

A section of Jalan Setia Raja which is poorly maintained and patched up.

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, Nov 29: Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong has called on the Sarawak Public Works Department (JKR) to solve the bad road condition and road maintenance issue of Jalan Setia Raja here.

She observed that there were potholes and some sections of the road were sunken and badly damaged resulting in serious ponding issues.

Thus, Yong urged Sarawak JKR to immediately take action to fix the road although it has been rehabilitated in the past few years.

“I would like to call on JKR Sarawak to take immediate action to resolve the bad road condition of Jalan Setia Raja, in particular the section between Lodge School roundabout and Jalan Permat.

“Jalan Setia Raja has severe rutting problems all along, potholes everywhere, sunken and damaged road surface area in front of Kuching Plywood resulting in serious ponding issues.

“These problems are posing great danger to road users particularly the motorists,” she said in a statement.

Yong gathered that the state government had carried out the road rehabilitation project sometime in mid 2015 and handed it over to JKR Sarawak after the Defect Liability Period (DLP) ended in early January 2018.

After that, she noted JKR Sarawak handed over the road maintenance to road maintenance specialists.

Hence, she urged JKR Sarawak to look into the road maintenance for Jalan Setia Raja seriously because the road was not properly maintained.

She opined that the road maintenance contractor should also be blacklisted as it did not do a good job. — DayakDaily