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Manggarai traffic diverted for double-track railway project

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 5, 2018   /   02:36 pm
Manggarai traffic diverted for double-track railway project Traffic at the Matraman intersection in East Jakarta on June 14, 2017. (JP/P.J.LEO)

The Jakarta Transportation Agency will divert traffic on Jl. Matraman Raya as the double-double track (DDT) railway project connecting Manggarai Station in South Jakarta and Jatinegara Station in East Jakarta is schedule to start erecting girders this month.

Through a statement released on Wednesday, the agency revealed that the project will affect traffic from the Jl. Matraman Raya-Jl. Slamet Riyadi 1 intersection to the Kebon Pala Transjakarta bus shelter.

The project on the east side of Jl. Matraman Raya will be carried out from Wednesday to Dec. 12, from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. The agency has, therefore, diverted traffic from Senen, Central Jakarta, in the north, to Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, in the south, with a contra flow on the west side of Jl. Matraman Raya.

The erection of girders on the west side of Jl. Matraman Raya, meanwhile, will be carried out from Dec. 13 to Dec. 20, from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. Therefore, traffic from Kampung Melayu to Senen will be diverted to the east side of Jl. Matraman Raya with a contra flow.

“We suggest that drivers avoid the road and adjust to the traffic diversion,” the statement read.

The Manggarai Jatinegara DDT project, which is being carried out by PT. Hutama-Modern Mitra (KSO), is a part of the overall DDT that connects Manggarai Station, Jatinegara Station and Cikarang Station in West Java. The railway, which stretches 35 kilometers, is expected to be complete in 2020.