Lintas flyover concessionaire will repair cracks soon, says Bung


Workers are seen at the site of the dislodged side barrier at the Lintas flyover in suburban Luyang in Kota Kinabalu.

KOTA KINABALU: The concessionaire for the Lintas flyover here has been asked to carry out immediate rectification of a side barrier that was dislocated, sparking public safety concerns.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said that the maintenance concessionaire for the flyover will take necessary steps to repair the dislodged barrier as soon as possible.

He said the flyover which was completed by a contractor a few years ago was handed over to the state government and its maintenance has been put under a road maintenance concessionaire.

"For now, motorists can use the flyover but we have closed one of three lanes on the top and one of two lanes below. Warning signs have also been put in place," he said after visiting the Lintas flyover in Luyang here Thursday (Jan 21).

Bung said that apart from heavy rains, the cracks on the flyover were compounded by an underground drainage system by the Drainage and Irrigation Department.

“It needs to be repaired quickly as it would help allay fears of motorists using the flyover," he added.

Bung said more than 10 roads in Sabah were damaged or affected by floods and landslips during the heavy rains since Jan 11.

"We are gathering the data and we do not rule that more landslips will occur with continuing rains," he said.

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