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Jakarta Post

Jakarta-Tangerang turnpike widened

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, February 11 2011   /  11:19 am

TANGERANG: Toll road operator PT Jasa Marga has started work on widening the 27-kilometer strip of the Tangerang-Jakarta turnpike to deal with worsening congestion on that road.

β€œWe started work on the project earlier this month and when it is completed in September it will have three lanes,” said Djuarta Dinata, PT Jasa Marga Jakarta-Tangerang spokesman, Thursday.

Recent records from the company said that the total number of vehicles passing that section of the turnpike reached 250,806 per day.

β€œThe first part of the work would be on the Bitung-Kembangan section and then continue to the Tomang toll gate. But for this, we still have a problem on land acquisition,” he said.

He said the Kembangan-Tomang section of the toll road was heavily enclosed by commercial buildings, which made it too costly for PT Jasa Marga to start a widening project.