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Jakarta-Cikampek II elevated toll road ready to roll for holiday season

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, December 11, 2019   /  02:46 pm
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Current conditions on the Jakarta-Cikampek II elevated toll road, which will be inaugurated by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday.(kompas.com/Rosiana Haryanti)

The longest elevated toll road in the country, Jakarta-Cikampek II, will serve holiday travelers soon.  State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga said the toll road, which began construction in July 2017, will be inaugurated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Dec. 12.  With the toll road opening ahead of schedule, it is expected to share the traffic burden of Christmas and New Year travel. Jasa Marga spent Rp 16.23 trillion (US$ 1.15 billion) on the construction of the 36.4 kilometer toll road.  Jasa Marga president director Desi Arryani said the toll road would have no exit in the middle. "The elevated toll is intended for people traveling to cities in Java. People will not be able to exit the toll road in Tambun, Cikarang, West Karawang or Rengasdengklok, as we only provide an exit at the beginning and end of the toll road,"...