I have had the National Development Plan publication for more than a month now. It ws only lately that I decided to take a look at the list of projects, partly because it is now part of my work but also as a Brunei citizen I am very interested what the government plan to do.
I have always been concerned about roads and traffic jams especially at Jalan Tutong at the Bunut/Medewa area as I pass this place every single day.
So I checked. Under roads, there are 49 projects listed but knowing the work this listing worked - each of those projects could spawn hundreds of smaller projects. For those who travel very often to KB and dreads the single lane traffic beyond Telisai would be pleased to know that Phase 2 of the Tutong-Seria Road (Lumut) plus Phase 3 of the Tutong-Seria Road, Telisai-Lumut Link Road (16 km) will be built. For the rest of the highway, finally there will be flyover bridges on the Berakas Link road junction, Tutong-Telisai Highway at Sengkarai and the Tutong-Telisai Highway at Bukit Beruang. There will be a new linkroad to Terunjing as well. Plus the Seria bypass double carriageways.
Those who travel regularly on the highways would be fascinated with the Third Carriageway on Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Highway. There are lots of other projects throughout the four districts which you can read for yourself, but of Jalan Tutong, I could only find one - a flyover at Babu Raja/Jalan Tutong junction. Okay... that would be okay if I am heading that way but I am not. So I could only assume improvements to Jalan Tutong will come under one big project - "upgrading of high density roads in all districts". Jalan Tutong better be in there....