Jakarta-Cikampek Elevated Toll Road Open to Traffic
After being inaugurated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (12/12), the Jakarta-Cikampek Elevated Toll Road will be open for public, starting from Sunday (15/12) at 06.00 Western Indonesian Times.
“Tomorrow morning (15/12), road users, especially long-distance travelers, can start using the Jakarta-Cikampek Elevated Toll Road spanning from Cikunir interchange to West Karawang. The Elevated Toll Road will be temporarily free of charge,” Corporate Communication & Community Development Group Head of PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Dwimawan Heru said in a press release on Saturday (14/12).
For road users from Jakarta to Cikampek, Heru added, they can use the Inner City Toll Road from Halim/Cawang and access the Elevated Toll Road through regular Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road at kilometer 10.
Heru went on to say that road users from the Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR), particularly from Jatiasih area, can access the Elevated Toll Road through kilometer 45, while road users from Rorotan area can access the Elevated Toll Road through kilometer 46.
“For road users heading to Jakarta, they can access West Karawang gate at kilometer 48 of the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, and use Cikunir Interchange in Halim/Cawang region for the exit, before heading to Jatiasih and paying the regular Toll Road tariff at 6th Cikunir Toll Gate. The road users can also access Rorotan by paying the regular Toll Road tariff at 8th Cikunir Toll Gate,” Heru explained.
Previously, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono has confirmed that the construction of the 36.4-kilometer Elevated Toll Road had been entirely completed, and the condition of the Elevated Toll Road was declared safe for vehicles, based on a series of load testing and direct testing by crossing the Toll Road.
“The construction is safe because the load testing has been conducted. The remaining job is to make the bridge connection smoother,” Basuki said.
The elevated toll road is equipped with eight emergency lines that are connected to each interchange on the existing line. The emergency lines aim to enable quick evacuation during the emergency through an interchange equipped with stairs. The eight emergency lines are available on kilometer 13, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 36 and 38. (EN/ES)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Lulu Wuliarti