North Jakarta to get smoother roads
JAKARTA: The public works office in North Jakarta will commence massive road repairs to fill 352 potholes in many parts of the municipality in the near future.
Office head Maman Suparman said on Friday that the potholes, with diameters of 20 centimeters to 2 meters, were in residential areas in six districts.
He said the roadwork would be done by the public works office, but he declined to reveal the budget for the project.
“We will do the work gradually. Motorists might find the patchy work inconvenient, but it will ensure safety,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.
The district with the most potholes is Penjaringan with 100 potholes, followed by Koja and Pademangan with 61 potholes each. Kelapa Gading has 55 potholes, while Cilincing and Tanjung Priok have 38 and 37 respectively.
The office recorded 689 potholes with a total size of 252,000 square meters in December last year. The administration has since fixed 337 potholes measuring 102,000 square meters in total.