本州基本设施与通讯部长，在我刚收到的他今年五月州议会的书面回答，说，政府还未有计划来扩建吉都隆大道，把现有的双呈大道， 两边另加一条路及摩多巷。 他还说，丹章巴都 / 巴克里陈路，近回教堂与吉都隆路的交叉处的改善工作，其招标已于09年3月23日截止。
我们欢迎政府改善丹章巴都 / 巴克里陈路与吉都隆路近回教堂的交叉口，但是每天严重到整条吉都隆路都塞车漫漫，必须立刻获到政府的处理与解决。
Media Statement by Chiew Chin Sing, Chairman DAP Bintulu Branch , DAP Sarawak Deputy Chairman and Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong on 22nd October, 2009.
The Sarawak State Assemblyman for Kidurong Chiew Chin Sing urged the Barisan National government to construct an alternative dual carriage highway to cater for the overwhelming heavy traffic at the Tg. Kidurong Road since she has no plan yet to widen the road to a 3 lane dual carriageway with motorcycle lane.
Chiew said that the Tg. Kidurong Road which was built in the eighties, some thirty years ago, with two lanes going up and two coming down, was meant primarily to serve the Kidurong petro chemical complexes, the deep sea port and other industries.
‘But, today with the vigirous development in Kidurong, the Sg. Plan residential area, and the connection of the Tg. Kidurong Highway to the coastal highway, the road is literally jam packed, tail to tail, at peak hours.’
In fact the jam is so serious that cars packed up for 10 kilo meters which is about the whole length of the Tg. Kidurong road and road users are very unhappy over it.
Minister for Infrastructure Development and Communications in a written answer to me, received lately, for the May 2009 State Legislative Council meeting said that The Government has no planning yet to widen the Tg. Kidurong Road to a 3 lane dual carriageway with motorcycle lane. The tender to improve the junction with Tg. Batu Road near the mosque has been closed on 23.3.2009.
Whereas I welcome the move to improve the Tg. Batu/Bakeri Ting and Tg. Kidurong Road Junction, near the mosque, but the greater problem of severe traffic jam for the Tg. Kidurong Road must be addressed to and solved immediately.
When I asked the Ministry about resurfacing the uneven road surface for Bintulu/Miri Road 0-6 mile and Tg. Kidurong Road from 0 mile to Nyabau Road junction, the Minister written answered that the ministry would carry out routine maintenance regularly for the Bintulu/Miri Road and that there is a provision of RM 2.5 million for resurfacing of the Tg. Kidurong Road to resurface a total of 10 km at various sections (in bad condition).
I say that it is good that the Tg. Kidurong Road will be resurfaced as the road badly need the resurfacing works but at a cost of RM 250,000 a kilo meter?
I urge the minister to enlighten us and to the detail us with the break down of works in resurfacing a kilo meter of road at RM 250,000. The people want to know, as it is their hard earned tax money.
I also wish to urge the contractor presently doing the resurfacing works to avoid doing the works at peak hours like 8 o’clock in the morning or after works at 5 pm, as the jam is already bad on a two lane highway and when that is tapered off to a single lane to give way for resurfacing works, the jamming time is doubled and the road users suffering also doubled.
Chiew Chin Sing.