Govt will up­grade coastal road — Ju­laihi

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When we talk about coastal road, it will in­clude the con­struc­tion of bridges and with the com­ple­tion of the bridges, the road (coastal road) will have a very high vol­ume of traffic.

KUCH­ING: The gov­ern­ment is se­ri­ously look­ing at up­grad­ing the coastal road in view of the high traffic vol­ume which is ex­pected to in­crease in fu­ture.

In stat­ing this, As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Coastal Road Datuk Ju­laihi Narawi said the coastal road is ex­pected to be con­gested par­tic­u­larly with the com­ple­tion of the con­nect­ing bridges.

“When we talk about coastal road, it will in­clude the con­struc­tion of bridges and with the com­ple­tion of the bridges, the road (coastal road) will have a very high vol­ume of traffic.

“Even with the ferry ser­vices that we have now, the fre­quency of traffic along the road is high.

“So with this sit­u­a­tion, we are se­ri­ous in up­grad­ing the coastal road,” he told the au­gust House yes­ter­day.

He pointed this out when re­ply­ing to a sup­ple­men­tary ques­tion raised by Aidel Lari­woo ( BN- Sadong Jaya).

Aidel had asked whether the gov­ern­ment had a plan to up­grade the coastal road, par­tic­u­larly with the con­struc­tion of bridges.

Ju­laihi ac­knowl­edged that the con­di­tion of the coastal road was bad, based on his ground visit with of­fi­cers from the min­istry and Public Works Depart­ment.

Datuk Ju­laihi Narawi, As­sis­tant Min­is­ter of Coastal Road

He men­tioned the 9km stretch of Triso- Pusa Road which was in a bad con­di­tion would be up­graded in mid­dle of next year.

To an orig­i­nal ques­tion on whether the gov­ern­ment had any plan to up­grade the Asa­jaya to Sadong Jaya road, Ju­laihi said the gov­ern­ment would en­sure that the stretch would al­ways be main­tained.

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