PWD to build Ranau – Kiulu road diversion

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TUARAN: A road diversion will be constructed at Kilometer 19.2 of the Kiulu-Ranau road that has been rendered impassable after a major section of it collapsed following continuous rain on Tuesday.

Works on the diversion is expected to commence the latest by tomorrow and to be completed within a few days, said Tourism, Culture, and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Joniston Bangkuai.

Joniston being briefed by PWD Director Datuk Ali Ahmad (left). Picture Credit DJB Media Team

Joniston who is also Kiulu Assemblyman visited the site today to inspect the damage, where he was also briefed on the repair works by State Public Works Department (PWD) director Datuk Ali Ahmad Hamid.

Also present was District Public Works Department engineer Farini Awang.

“The public works department will do a temporary diversion for all types of vehicles to pass and the work is expected to be completed in a few days. Works for a long term solution is also being planned.

Joniston looking at the damaged road. Picture Credit DJB Media Team

“As soon as we learned about the landslide, we immediately notified the director and district engineer. The public works department has quickly sealed off the road to avoid any untoward incident, and we thank them for their prompt action,” he said.

According to Ali Ahmad, commuters could use the Tamparuli-Ranau road and the gravelled Pahu-Sinulihan road as alternative routes for the time being until works on the diversion has been completed.

A major section of the road had collapsed. Picture Social Media

It was reported that the banks of the Jalan Pukak-Pahu-Nulu slipped on May 13.

Due to safety concerns, one direction of the road was closed, however another landslide was reported at the same spot yesterday evening, prompting the public works department to close both directions of the route.-TheBorneoGazette

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