Yong urges PWD Sarawak to solve defects at Jalan Tun Razak-Jalan Foochow intersection

Violet Yong

KUCHING, Sept 3: Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong has called on the Public Works Department (PWD) Sarawak to take prompt action in solving the identified defects at Jalan Tun Razak-Jalan Foochow No. 1 traffic light intersection.

She pointed out that the standard of works concerning the upgrading works at Jalan Tun Razak – Jalan Foochow No. 1 traffic light intersection which was completed sometime in December last year, was far from satisfactory.

“Particularly, to smoothen up the road condition by re-tar sealing the surface of the concrete payment which is flawed.

“The severe bumpy road condition has caused much anger to road users because the public is expecting a smooth-riding road within Kuching City,” she said in a statement today.

Furthermore, Yong added that Jalan Tun Razak was a protocol road and hence any improvement or upgrading works on it must meet the engineering standards.

“I am disappointed to point out that the current state of the road condition at the specific section is definitely one which falls short from it.

“During my few dialogs last year with the monitoring agency, PWD Sarawak, and the relevant contractor in addressing the various problems arising from the upgrading road project, I did raise the option of laying another layer of premix on top of the concrete pavement in order to solve the wavy road issue,” she explained.

She thus hopes that such an option will be considered and adopted by PWD Sarawak.

“I will continue to follow up with the relevant parties so that the problematic section of Jalan Tun Razak/Jalan Foochow Road could be fixed as soon as possible,” she reassured.

Meanwhile, Kuching City South Council (MBKS) Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng had on Aug 19 disclosed that PWD Sarawak was waiting for the contractor’s rectification report before drawing up a plan to restore one of the busiest intersections in the city.

According to Councillor Goh Tze Hui, the section of the road was paved and sealed with cement to prevent the lot from sinking.

However, he did not dismiss that there could be some negligence in the road construction process, resulting in uneven road surfaces.—DayakDaily