Friday 8 December 2023

For travelers traveling for the Christmas holidays by private car, check out the readiness of toll roads and national roads throughout our country


The Christmas and New Year holidays or Christmas holidays at the end of this year are eagerly awaited. For those returning home or going on holiday using private cars, smooth road conditions are of course a hope. The reason is that driving a car will be more comfortable.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono confirmed the readiness of toll roads and national roads to support smooth traffic flow during the Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 holidays.

“Toll road construction until the end of 2023 “It is targeted to be 357 km long. Until November 2023, 236 km will have been operated, then 121 km can also be functionally operated during the 2023 Christmas and 2024 New Year holidays,” explained Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of PUPR.

Minister Basuki Hadimuljono while playing drums. [Instagram/basuki_hadimuljono] Until now, the length of the national road network in Indonesia is 47,603 km with an average stability of 92.2 percent, while operational toll roads are 2,816 km long.

The operational toll roads on the island of Java are 1,782 km long and are equipped with 92 TIPs (rest and service areas). Additional 90.6 km operational toll roads on the island of Java, namely:

Cinere-Jagorawi toll road Kukusan-Jc.Krukut section and JC Krukut ramp, Cinere-Jagorawi toll road section JC Krukut- Cinere, Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu toll road section Jakasampurna-Marga Jaya. Then the Cimanggis-Cibitung toll road, Jatikarya-Cikeas section, Serpong-Cinere toll road, Pamulang-Cinere section, Cibitung-Cilincing toll road, IC.Tarumajaya-JC.Cilincing section, Pasuruan-Probolinggo toll road, East Probolinggo-Gending section, Ciawi-Sukabumi toll road, Cigombong-Cibadak section. , Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan toll road, Cimalaka-Dawuan section, and Semarang-Demak toll road, Sayung-Demak section.

“The Jakarta Cikampek II South toll road, the Kutanegara-Sadang section and the Solo-Yogyakarta-NYIA toll road, the Kartasura-Karanganom section, will also be operational during the Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 holidays. Meanwhile, the national road on the island of Java that is ready for use is 4,581 km long,” explained Pak. Bas, Basuki Hadimuljono’s nickname.

Then on the island of Bali the 10.1 km long Bali-Mandara toll road and 364.6 km long national roads are ready.

Meanwhile, the national road sections that are ready for use on Sumatra Island are 7,467 km long. Additional operational toll roads have also been carried out on Sumatra Island for a length of 146 km. Namely:

Sigli-Banda Aceh Toll Road, Blang Bintang-Kutobaru-Baitussalam Toll Road, Binjai-Langsa Toll Road, Stabat-Kuala Bingai Toll Road, Simpang Indralaya-Muara Enim Toll Road, Indralaya-Prabumulih Toll Road, Indrapura-Kisaran Toll Road, Indrapura-Limapuluh Toll Road, Kuala Toll Road Tanjung-Tebing Tinggi-Parapat Tebing Tinggi-JC.Indrapura segment and JC.Indrapura-SS Indrapura segment.

Next is the Binjai-Langsa toll road, Kuala Bingai-Tanjung Pura section. The Kuala Tanjung-Tebing Tinggi-Parapat Toll Road, the Bangkinang-Tanjung Alai Toll Road, and the Binjai-Langsa Toll Road, the Kuala Bingai-Tanjung Pura Section will also function during the 2023 Christmas and New Year 2024 holidays.

On Kalimantan Island, there is the Balikpapan-Samarinda Toll Road which is operational for 97 km and national roads for 5,563 km.

Meanwhile, the 62 km operational toll roads on Sulawesi Island consist of Ujung Pandang/Makassar Toll Road Sections 1-3, Makassar Toll Section 4, and Manado-Bitung Toll Road. The addition of operational/functional toll roads, namely the Makassar New Port access stages 1 and 2, has also been added. National road sections ready for use on Sulawesi Island are 18,782.8 km long.

“We are also improving regional roads through the Regional Road Presidential Instruction, including for toll road access roads in Lampung, tourism access in North Sumatra, access to Puncak Bogor, as well as the Paseh-Congeang section to support the Cisumdawu Toll exit,” concluded Mr. Bas .

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