Motorists unhappy with brick road

  • Community
  • Wednesday, 03 Oct 2007

THE 600m stretch of Jalan Ibrahim in Sungai Petani, which had been paved with bricks under a RM1.2mil project by the Sungai Petani Municipal Council has become a hazard to road users.  

The stretch has become uneven with some bricks dislodged or moved from their original positions, causing gaps in between.  

Businessman Mohd Kurniawan Khairuddin, 22, said the gaps had appeared on the road within three months of completion in June. 

“Jalan Ibrahim is part of the Federal Highway and traffic is heavy with all types of vehicles passing through daily. 

“Motorists have to suddenly reduce their speed due to cement cracks at the beginning and end of the stretch. This causes the vehicles to collide with each other,” Mohd Kurniawan said. 

Insurance clerk Remieta Azura Ramli, 32, said the stretch was very uneven, adding that she had to use an alternative road to avoid the bumpiness when she was pregnant.  

“My car shakes and my heart literally bounces each time I drive through that stretch of road,” said Remieta.  

Council engineer Mahadzir Kassim said the contractors had not handed over the project to the council as they had asked for additional time to rectify the defects.  

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