Finally, the authority in Miri is putting up the steel barrier and concrete curb at the road side. This should prevent any vehicle from crashing into the so called "decorative trees" along Miri-Pujut road. In fact, I prefer to them them killer trees.
On a positive side, at least something is being done to save more lives. Those trees in Miri (not just confined to Miri-Pujut Road) must be killing lots of people since they were planted. It is enough to kill the car occupants even at a low speed of 40 KM/hr when collison is head on.
Another new development is that the Miri-Pujut road is currently being resurfaced. Actually the orange machine above scrape off about 2 inches (5 CM) of the road surface. After that, two new layers were being put on.
The scraping were done at night but the resurfacing were done during the day time (some time at night). Two weeks ago, the traffic came to a crawl and I was caught in one of those. It took me 30 minutes to cover 1.5KM! The authority must forbid closing of road during peak hours. The contractor gave me the impression that the road belongs to them.
Post note: Thanks to some readers' comments who think that the contractor is doing the job at snail speed thus causing maximum inconveniences to road users. They work and then stop for a prolonged period of time leaving road that has been scraped, always at the most dangerous places like roundabout. Why is the authority allowing that?