Saturday September 8, 2012
Bear with us a bit longer, appeals flyover contractor
By RUSSELL TING
KUCHING: Motorists experiencing traffic woes at the Jalan Song-Tun Jugah flyover project need to bear with the construction work just a little bit more, says PN Construction Sdn Bhd project advisor Simon Lau.
Clarifying an incident reported in a local English daily recently regarding a crane lifting heavy construction materials over vehicles during rush hour, he said the picture was misleading as the crane was actually lifting the materials around the vehicles, not over them.
“We hope the public would understand that we cannot lift such materials at night as visibility would be low and accidents are more likely to occur,” he told reporters.
“Those materials have to be moved to the site no matter what, so we have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the public and motorists passing through.
“We have staff on hand who will stop and regulate traffic as the materials are moved, so I hope the public will be patient with us for those few minutes needed for the materials to be lifted.
“As contractors, we put the safety of motorists and the quality of our work above all else, so please bear with us for just a little longer as we do our best to ensure optimal traffic flow in the area.”
Construction at the site is going on around the clock, with most work such as concreting being done at night despite complaints from certain quarters saying that no work takes place after the sun goes down.
Lau also said that the estimated RM40mil dual-carriageway flyover was moving ahead of schedule with 67% of the work done. It is set to be fully operational by March next year.