JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) ensures the readiness of all roads and bridges for the 2022 Christmas Holidays and 2023 New Year.
The total length of National Roads in Prov. Bali is 629.39 km and its condition stability reaches 98.75 percent. As for the bridge, the condition is steady at 95.81 percent.
This was conveyed by the Director of Road and Bridge Preservation for Region I of the Directorate General of Highways, Akhmad Cahyadi during the Commission V Recess Working Visit of the DPR RI to Prov. Bali on Friday, December 16, 2022.
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To support smooth traffic during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the PUPR Ministry will function the 50 m long Tukad Bindu Bridge, 60 m Tukad Ayung Bridge and 60 m Tukad Penatih Bridge which are targeted for completion in February 2023.
In anticipation of natural disasters, the PUPR Ministry has also prepared Christmas and New Year Posts (Nataru) equipped with heavy equipment in several areas, including Gilimanuk and Denpasar.
"This heavy equipment is ready to be mobilized so that the response time can be faster than 7 hours" explained Akhmad Cahyadi,
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Meanwhile, on the Nusa Dua - Ngurah Rai - Benoa (Bali-Mandara) toll road section, the PUPR Ministry will improve transaction and information services.
Among other things, by enabling mobile readers to reduce queues, using 52 CCTV units to monitor traffic conditions in real-time and two Videotron units to convey information to road users.
In addition, customer service officers, cranes, and ambulances will also be alerted at strategic points.
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For the 96.84 km Gilimanuk-Mengwi Toll Road, construction is currently being carried out in stages in Section 2a of Pekutatan-Soka with a length of 10 km. Construction progress has reached 22 percent and is targeted for completion in December 2024.
Overall, the construction of the Gilimanuk-Mengwi Toll Road, which will have a motorcycle and bicycle lanes, will be completed in 2025.
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