The Denpasar – Singaraja shortcut route project which involves the construction of a new 12.67 kilometres road by the Ministry of Public Works and People’s Housing (PUPR) is halfway finished by 50,73 percent. According to the Minister of PUPR, Basuki Hadimuljono in Bali on Friday (6/14/2019), the construction works of this new shortcut route is expected to be able to support the tourism activity in Bali, CNN reports.
The travel distance from Denpasar to Singaraja of the previous route stretches for 13,46 kilometres with narrow passages and many sharp bends. This new shortcut route will be constructed at 10 points within the area of Tabanan and Buleleng, and is expected to be completed in December 2019.
The project prioritizes in the construction of point 5 and 6 with a contract worth 128 billion rupiah. Both are situated in Buleleng and the project is done by reducing the number of the bends from 15 to 5 and cutting the previous 10 – 15 degrees slopes into 6 degrees to improve the comfort quality for the road users. This under-constructed new route follows a 210 metres long bridge and a 1750 metres long road.
Meanwhile, the construction of point 3 and 4 will reduce the traffic congestion near Kebun Raya Bedugul. The construction at point 3 follows a 480 metres road with contract worth of 12,1 billion rupiah.
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