REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BEKASI -- State-owned road construction firm PT Jasa Marga said that the construction of the Jakarta-Cikampek II (Elevated) toll road has almost reached 50 percent this September 2018. The toll road stretch around 36.40 kilometer.
"If there are no obstacles, then the toll road can be operational next year (2019)," Jasa Marga President Director Desi Arryani stated.
She made the statement during a working visit by the management directors of PT Jasa Marga to the Jakarta-Cikampek II (Elevated) Toll Road from Monday night (Sept 10) to Tuesday (Sept 11) early morning.
This working visit was intended to directly monitor the development of the toll road project. The working visit was followed by Jasa Marga's Operations Director II Subakti Syukur and Jasa Marga's Development Director Adrian Priohutomo.
The board of directors was received by President Director of PT Jasamarga Jalanlayang Cikampek (JJC) Djoko Dwijono and Head of Jakarta-Cikampek II (Elevated) Toll Road Project Iwan Dewantoro. PT JJC, as a subsidiary of Jasa Marga, is the manager of the Jakarta-Cikampek II (Elevated) Toll Road.
On this occasion, the entourage had the opportunity to monitor three different technical jobs, namely Sosro Bahu placement at KM 20 + 700, installation of erection steel box girder in KM 23 + 200, and KM 32 + 050 for installation of segmental pier head. The three technical jobs are carried out at window time, which is 23.00-05.00 local time (WIB).
"We hope that during the Lebaran or Eid al-Fitr 2019 homecoming flows, this toll road can operate in stages, reaching 85-90 percent. We hope this could be achieved," Arryani remarked.
He added that the construction of the Jakarta-Cikampek II (Elevated) Toll Road, which was carried out in conjunction with the construction of other projects, such as Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Cibitung-Cilincing Toll Road, was admittedly less ideal.
"But we have to do this because if it is not done, the traffic between Jakarta and Cikampek will be even worse," she added.
The Jakarta-Cikampek II (Elevated) Toll Road lies above the existing Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road. It stretches from Cikunir to West Karawang section, with a total length of 36.4 kilometers. This toll road consists of two areas, namely the Cikunir-Cikarang Utama and Cikarang Utama-West Karawang sections.
Later, this toll road will serve vehicles in reducing the long density along the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road. The Layang Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road is an alternative route for toll road users who will head to Cikampek and Bandung in West Java.
This toll road can also support the distribution of goods and services, both going and coming out of Jakarta from West Java and continuing from or to Central Java to East Java.