NEW resurfacing technologies are being used so that roads in Perak will last longer, says Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin (pic).
The state public infrastructure committee chairman said the Public Works Depart-ment (JKR) would ensure the technologies offered an optimal solution and were cost-effective.
Mohammad Nizar said polymer modified asphalt, super fibre mix and stone mastic asphalt were among substances used for road resurfacing.
Both JKR and Ipoh City Council, he said, had motorists’ safety in mind and would see to it that roads are in good condition.
“The road near the ceramics industrial area in Chepor is under the jurisdiction of the city council.
“JKR always carries out routine maintenance works according to schedule along the Jalan Jelapang-Chemor stretch.”
Mohammad Nizar was replying to Hafez Sabri (PN-Manjoi) during the question and answer session.
“The city council will find alternative ways for roads to accommodate heavy vehicles including the use of cuplum modified asphalt or other new technologies.
“Maintenance works will also be carried out based on need.”
He also called on enforcement agencies to conduct operations to prevent heavy vehicles from carrying more than the permitted load.
“JKR and the police need to carry out enforcement from time to time to identify overloaded heavy vehicles,” he said.
To a supplementary question from Hafez on the need for speed bumps near schools, Mohammad Nizar urged all motorists including parents to observe the speed limit.
“Speed bumps will be built based on need.
“JKR will try to instal more streetlights to brighten areas.
“If there is a need for more road signs, inform us,” he said.