Safety ramped up on highway after fatal mishap

KUANTAN: A Traffic Management Plan has been implemented to enhance users’ safety on the Federal Route at Section 102 of the Kuantan-Segamat Highway, says the Public Works Department.

It includes installing temporary signs – diversions, speed limits and weight limits – for information and early warnings as well as preparing temporary road lines and barriers in both directions.

“The department has also implemented additional initiatives such as installing speed bumps and installing solar lights around the diversion route to improve lighting and safety levels, especially at night,” it said yesterday, Bernama reported.

The statement was issued in response to an accident on the temporary diversion route involving a lorry driver, who died at the scene after his vehicle skidded and plunged into a sinkhole near a Bailey bridge on Wednesday.

In early January, the route was closed to all vehicles due to the subsidence of the Bebo arch culvert structure caused by flooding.

Consequently, a diversion route and a temporary bridge were constructed to ensure the road network remained connected.

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