Four flyovers will be built in Sepanggar to help ease the traffic congestion in the area, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
The flyovers would be in Indah Permai, UMS junction, Kampung Rampayan intersection and Kingfisher intersection, he told reporters after officiating at Umno Sepanggar's annual delegates meeting on Saturday, 19 Aug.
He said the construction of the flyovers was part of the road expansion project from Indah Permai to the Sabah Foundation building costing RM420 million.
"The tender has been awarded and the project should commence anytime now as it does not require much land acquisition as to widen the road, the same lanes will be used" he said, adding that work on the road expansion and flyover were expected to be done concurrently.
This is a federal allocation to Sepanggar parliamentary constituency, he said.
Abdul Rahman said that when he was appointed Minister in charge of the Economic Planning Unit, last year he asked his officers to look into the traffic congestion problems from Indah Permai all the way to the Sabah Foundation building area.
"The traffic congestion there makes people late for work and this had resulted in low work productivity. The study by the officers showed that the congestion along that route is really bad as it is also used by commuters from Tuaran.
"So with the results of the assessment, I requested an allocation for the remedial measure and I am grateful to the Prime Minister for approving it. Once the project is completed, we can be assured of a better traffic flow in the area" he said.