Late yesterday, I received an email reply from the Miri City Council on this matter. The email came from my friend, Mr. Tay Boon Pang and we hope the process of designing this bridge won’t take so much time.
Thanking you for bringing up the above captioned matter for our attention.
I have checked with Council’s Engineering Department on the proposed overhead bridge near Boulevard Shopping Complex. The matter is currently being looked into by JKR, please.
Sekian, harap maklum dan terima kasih.
Pegawai Perhubungan Awam, Majlis Bandaraya Miri.
Kindly be informed, we have received feedback from (1)Jabatan Kerja Raya Bahagian Miri as below.
Case No : T-7WV8NM
Reported matters :
Attn: JKR Miri
Cc: Ibu Pejabat JKR Sarawak, Kuching
May I know what is the status update on the proposed overhead crossing in front of Boulevard (Jalan Miri Pujut) and Morsjaya (Jalan Miri-Bintulu)?
When will the public see it being constructed or we need to wait for 2011 for the earth breaking ceremony?
Action Taken :
“Reference is made to above mentioned case regarding the proposed overhead bridge in front Boulevard Hypermarket crossing Jalan Miri Pujut.
Please be informed that the proposed overhead foot bridge is currently under design by Ibu Pejabat JKR. A tender shall be called once when the design is completed.
We trust that you are happy with our service and that we may close this call. Kindly reply this email within 3 days if you find the service unsatisfactory.
My comment: Thank you for the respond. With the growing number of workers working around Boulevard and business activities are deem to increase, this overhead crossing is a need. Everyday, we see this people being exposed to high risk of being knocked down by motor vehicles.
The one at Morsjaya might be put on shelf as there is no mention about it from JKR.