|The new flyover at Jalan Babu Raja-Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha junction. BT/Fazizul Haqimie|
Abdul Aziz Ismail
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Friday, June 3, 2016
A NEW flyover at Jalan Babu Raja and Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha is now open for motorists.
According to the Public Works Department (JKR) at the Ministry of Development (MoD), the flyover is one of the projects under the 10th National Development Plan (RKN 10).
The $20.2 million flyover, which began construction on June 20, 2012, was contracted to Tobishima.
According to JKR, the project is aimed at accommodating the increase in traffic, and at the same time, ensure safety of road users.
The new road development is also aimed to enhance the road networks where motorists are able to have more access. Traffic light systems have also been installed to ensure road safety.
JKR said the flyover could also reduce traffic congestion at Jalan Raja Isteri Pg Anak Saleha.
Present at the launching yesterday was the Acting Minister of Development Dato Paduka Hj Suhaimi Hj Gapar.
In an interview, he said that the project is aimed to ensure the traffic at the area runs smoothly.
“Before there were problems because there was a lot of traffic here. So this is to ease the traffic for motorists,” said the acting minister.
Dato Hj Suhaimi went on to say that more projects are in the pipelines, adding that the ministry will continue its efforts to make Brunei roads safer and more convenient.
JKR also reminded motorists to drive with caution and follow the provided road signs to ensure all road users’ safety.
Also present during the launching yesterday was the Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance) of MoD Hj Md Lutfi Abdullah, along with the deputy permanent secretary, head of departments and senior officers.
The Brunei Times