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Completed: Bekenu Interchange Beams Fully Launched
Posted on : 02 Feb 2021  Source of News: Corporate Communication

Date: 2 February 2021

Venue: Miri, Sarawak

Beams or girders launching of the 85-meter Bekenu Interchange, which started on January 23, 2021 has now been completed. With all the 36 girders fully launched, the project team now focus on doing the deck slab for this three-span flyover before they could move on to the diaphragm beam,  parapet wall and the at-grade.

Unusual traffic flow with an unexpected height clearance limit from the nearby oil palm plantation (overloaded oil palm lorry) and monsoon season with strong wind during the beam launching are among the toughest challenges to complete this hoisting works. Bekenu interchange is one of four interchanges available under Work Package Contract 11 (Sungai Tangap to Jalan Pujut Link Road).

Main scope of work under WPC11 are: 80-km of 4-lane dual carriageway road from Sungai Tangap to Pujut Link Road, eight (8) bridges and four (4) interchanges. The four (4) interchanges are Miri Airport Interchange, Bekenu Interchange, Beluru Interchange and Pujut Link Interchange. Once expected to complete in August this year, the interchange will make travelling to and from Miri direction to Beluru junction a breeze.