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Jakarta Post

Tangerang–Merak toll road nears completion

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 16 2012   /  08:41 am

TANGERANG: Toll road operator PT Mandala Margasakti (MMS) said construction of the 72-kilometer toll road that would connect the city with Merak Port was near completion.

“We are now resurfacing the remaining 54 kilometers of road,” MMS executive director Wiwiek D. Santoso told a media gathering on Thursday.

The work, which was targeted to be completed this year, was started in 2008 with a total investment of Rp 905 billion (US$96 million) from the company’s budget and bank loans.

To ensure smooth trips for the road’s users, the company has increased the number of payment booths at Cikupa tollgate to reduce queues. MMS will also provide a tow truck at Ciujung tollgate, which will operate around the clock.

“We have increased the number of sign boards that provide information for road users at Kilometer 72, heading toward Jakarta, and at Kilometer 60...