The residents of Limbang town will soon enjoy access to a new highway that will provide easier road travel throughout the northern region of Sarawak.
The 1.1km stretch of the Tedungan-Pandaruan road, in Limbang is currently being upgraded into a dual carriageway of JKR U3 Standard, which will link to the Northern Coastal Highway (NCH).
The proposed 88km NCH will cover the remaining Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak stretch through Limbang and Lawas, through Brunei and all the way to Sabah, providing road users with safe, time-saving and seamless travel.
The Tedungan-Pandaruan road upgrade meanwhile, passes by the Limbang police station, Limbang Museum, Limbang District Office resthouse, Limbang District Council Nursery, Limbang Public Works Department (JKR) Divisional Office and St Mark’s Church.
The road cuts through the centre of the town and offers a panoramic view of Sungai Limbang via the Limbang Waterfront, which is being developed.
Several utilities are being relocated, as well as a landmark pagol pole, or native burial pole, which is now kept at the Limbang Museum. The relocation of utilities involves the co-ordination of the Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA), Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), Telekom Bhd and contractors, who have held cordination meetings in April and June.
Currently, an existing drain is being demolished while compaction work for the road’s sub-base layer is being carried out.
Construction, which began late last year, is expected to be completed early next year. The project is implemented by the Northern Region Development Agency (NRDA), under RECODA.