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Jakarta Post

Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll-road to open this Christmas

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 9, 2019   /   07:10 pm
Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll-road to open this Christmas Traffic congestion at kilometer 37 of the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road in Cikarang, Bekasi, West Java. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)

Toll-road construction company PT Jasamarga Jalanlayang Cikampek (JJC) executive director Djoko Dwijono is targeting for the Jakarta-Cikampek II elevated toll road to start operating at the end of the year to accommodate the traffic flow during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

During a site visit attended by directors and commissioners of state toll-road operator PT Jasa Marga, Djoko expressed his optimism that the new toll road would be finished on time.

“We are trying our best to maximize the time left to finish construction by December to facilitate the Christmas and New Year travelers," said Djoko.

At the end of last month, the construction of the Jakarta-Cikampek II toll road had reached 95 percent completion. The construction of the toll road has been causing heavy congestion in the area for months.

According to Jasa Marga, the project has progressed faster than expected and could be finished at the end of this month.

The remaining 5 percent to be completed is the process of relocating a high-voltage transmission tower at kilometer 17 of the new toll road.

“To handle the remaining work, state toll road operator Jasa Marga will closely monitor the relocation process of the transmission tower. The company will also train its construction workers in safety protocols for the removal of the tower,” said Jasa Marga development director Adrian Priohutomo.

After removing the tower, the workers still have to asphalt the unfinished parts of the toll road and put expansion joints at the corners of the road.

The Jakarta-Cikampek II toll road goes from Cikunir in Bekasi to West Karawang, West Java with a total length of 36.4 km. (bry)