KOTA KINABALU: The new KK Times Square Link-Bridge are now open for use last Saturday, easing traffic congestion in the state’s capital.
The flyover which was officiated last Friday by the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu, Datuk Abidin Madingkir, have two-way access through KK Times Square, and from the roundabout near Sedco Wawasan Plaza.
It was constructed by Asian Pac Holdings Berhad with the cooperation of Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) under the Prime Minister Office, costing RM31 million.
Meanwhile, DBKK is planning to set up a one-way system in several areas in the city with the cost of RM120 million, funded by the government.
The project which is part of Traffic Management Plan under Kota Kinabalu Central Business District (CBD) is to improve traffic flow and public transportation system in the city.
A driver, Mohd Amin Jaafar, 32, welcomes the DBKK one-way system plan.
“The system is appropriate with current needs and can help in reducing traffic congestion and saves time especially during peak hour,” he said.
Jovita Richard, 28, who complains about always being late due to heavy traffic, hopes for the project to be completed soon.
“I believe that other road users also agree with me,” she said, adding that a one-way road system will make Kota Kinabalu a better city.
The one-way system will cover Api-Api Centre, Kampung Air, and Sinsuran Complex.
The restructuring of the existing one-way roads will include additional connecting lanes specifically for public transportation and pedestrians, and it is planned on the reserved road along Jalan Tun Fuad, from the roundabout near Wawasan Plaza to Wisma Merdeka at Jalan Tun Razak. – SayangSabah