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PWD urged to quickly repair collapsed road

Published on: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kuala Penyu: The Public Works Department (PWD) has been asked to quickly repair a collapsed road at Jalan Lambidan Tanjung Aru that has been left unattended for over two months.

Making the call, its Assemblyman Limus Jury said a landslide caused the road to fall for about 10 metres.

He said the road condition has also caused inconveniences to over 1,000 villagers in Kg Lambidan and Kg Tanjung Aru as the main road now only allows one way traffic.

"The Kg Lambidan headman and its Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) chairman have notified me about this damaged road caused by the landslide and they expressed their concern for the villagers' safety when using the road, especially at night when there is no streetlight.

"In fact, the road has been left in such dangerous situation for quite some time and I fear for the safety of the users.

That is why I am calling on PWD officials here to come down and see for themselves the condition of this road.

"Please do not wait for people to get hurt at the affected as prevention is better than cure," he during his visit to the road, about 20km from here, Friday.

"Although a cone has been placed at the affected road to warn road users to be extra careful, I still believe it is not sufficient because repair needs to be carried out at the affected stretch immediately to prevent any accidents.

"The solution to this problem is to just repair the collapsed road as soon as possible," he said.