The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Police traffic unit has prepared diversions around road closures to be implemented on Aug. 29 and 30 for the Asian Games’ race walk competition.
On Wednesday the race will stretch 20 kilometers, start at 6 a.m. and finish at 9.30 a.m. with eight athletes from eight countries. On Thursday, meanwhile, the race will stretch 50 km, start at 6 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m. also with eight athletes from eight countries.
The closure of the eastern part of Jl. Asia Afrika in Central Jakarta will be in effect from 5 a.m.
The police traffic unit’s law enforcement chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Budiyanto said the race would start from the main stadium of Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex, head to Lapangan Tembak traffic lights and proceed to the Senayan Golf U-turn to return to GBK main stadium.
“We will deploy 179 officers to manage traffic [during the race],” Budiyanto said as reported by kompas.com on Tuesday.
Traffic diversions will be implemented during the race.
Vehicles from Semanggi can only go straight to Slipi; those from Lapangan Tembak can only either turn left to Slipi or straight to the flyover. Taking a U-turn to Jl. Gerbang Pemuda will not be allowed.
Vehicles from Slipi can only go straight to Semanggi. Turning right to Jl. Gerbang Pemuda will not be allowed.
The road from Jl. Asia Afrika heading to Jl. Pintu 1 Senayan will be closed. Vehicles from Moestopo University or Senayan City shopping mall can only go straight to Lapangan Tembak area.
Vehicles from Jl. Gelora heading to Lapangan Tembak will be directed to turn left to Jl. Gerbang Pemuda. (vla)