The alternative road construction project connecting Jalan Telanai with Jalan Dadap is now complete. The 4 point 9 million dollar project was one of the projects under the 10th National Development Plan, NDP and began construction in March 2016, carried out by the Roads Department, Public Works Department. The road was open to the public as of yesterday.
The road's opening was officiated by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Gafar, Minister of Development. The 3 point 2 kilometre alternative road was constructed to provide a short cut for road users especially residents living along Jalan Gadong and Jalan Dadap as well as its surroundings aside from opening up opportunities for socio-economic development in the area. The 1 lane two way alternative road is equipped with a traffic light junction at Jalan Telanai, street lights, road signs as well as number of junctions connecting the existing junctions along the road including the roundabout at the Jalan Dadap junction.
Yang Berhormat also took a closer look at the progress of the fly-over construction project at the Jalan Utama Mentiri and Jalan Penghubung Tanah Jambu Junction which is under the 11th NDP which is currently ongoing. During the visit, Yang Berhormat laid the foundation for the fly-over construction at the Jalan Muara Junction. The project which is estimated to cost some 19 point 9 million dollars involves the construction of Jalan Penghubung Tanah Jambu or connecting road from Jalan Muara Junction to Jalan Utama Mentiri along some 2 kilometres and the construction of 2 fly-overs going over Jalan Utama Mentiri through Jalan Pancur for the ease of the residents of Mengkubau Housing Scheme and the fly-over at Jalan Muara going to the Muara - Tutong Highway. The project is expected to be completed by July 2021.
The completed entry/exit road from the Mengkubau Housing Scheme towards the Town Centre through the fly-over at the existing Jalan Utama Mentiri junction was also officially opened. The opening of the road is expected to reduce traffic congestion at the Jalan Kota Batu / Jalan Utama Mentiri roundabout which frequently occurs especially during peak hours. Present was Awang Haji Marzuke bin Haji Mohsin, Deputy Minister of Development.
Source: Radio Television Brunei