KOTA KINABALU: Work on a brand new bridge to change the Jambatan Sungai Liau in Keningau that partially collapsed due to heavy rain will be completed in 2024, says Deputy Works Minister Datuk Arthur Kurup.
He stated early preparatory works to construct the 30m everlasting bridge at KM117.1 Jalan Kota Kinabalu-Keningau-Tenom had already begun.
“Based on the work plan by the contractor, the machinery needed for the construction will be brought into the site beginning early next month.
“The physical work at the site is expected to pick up soon after in order to ensure the construction project will be completed within its time frame,” he stated in a press release on Wednesday (Aug 24).
A portion of the bridge had collapsed after a steady downpour in December final 12 months.
Arthur, who’s Pensiangan MP, stated the development was anticipated for completion in February 2024.
“It is my hope that the project will be completed according to the specifications and period that have been set so that the problem arising from the matter will be resolved,” he added.
He additionally stated that whereas the development was on-going, Jambatan Bailey would be utilised as the choice route to join land journey between Keningau and neighbouring inside district Tenom.
The Federal authorities had permitted RM7.2mil for the development of a brand new Jambatan Sungai Liau.
The development of a metal girder bridge that might accommodate larger and heavier automobiles had additionally been permitted.
Arthur stated the development of the Jambatan Sungai Liau mirrored the priority by the Federal authorities in guaranteeing the Malaysian Family in Sabah might have protected and cozy land connectivity.
Jambatan Bailey was constructed as a brief answer to permit the excessive site visitors passing by the realm apart from heavy automobiles that weighed eight tonnes or extra.