Entire Trans-Java toll road to be completed before 2020
The Jakarta Post
The Public Works and Housing Ministry plans to complete the 1,150-kilometer Trans-Java toll road project to connect Merak in Banten with Banyuwangi in East Java in late 2019.
Segments of the route totalling 920 km would be in operation by the end of this year, the government has promised, which includes 607 km already in operation.
Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said in Jakarta on Tuesday that nine toll road segments would enter operation later this year.
“The construction of the 43-km Pejagan-Pemalang section and the 36-kilometer Surakarta-Sragen section [in Central Java] is 100 percent completed. They will be officiated in July,” Basuki said, as quoted by kontan.co.id.
In September, the 51-km Sragen-Ngawi section and 6-km Porong-Gempong section would commence operation, the minister said, adding that the construction progress on those segments had reached 96 percent and 76 percent respectively.
Meanwhile, the 32-km Salatiga-Kertosono section would also start operation, as the progress had reached 70 percent, he added.
In November, operations would commence on the 33-km Pemalang-Batang section and 74-km Batang-Semarang section, as the construction progress had reached 72 percent and 78 percent respectively, the minister said, adding that, in December, two other toll roads – Wilangan-Kertosono and Grati-Probolinggo were expected to enter service. (bbn)
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