TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta-Cikampek route will be marked as a red zone because of its prone area of congestion during Eid homecoming. Moreover, the narrow road due to the elevated toll road project will highly possibly cause traffic density.
The Public Works and Housing Ministry’s Bina Marga director-general of road preservation, Atyanto Buson, said the ministry has prepared alternative accesses for homecomers to relieve the road excess.
“We have designated four alternative roads,” said Atyanto at the National Police Traffic Management Center office, MT Haryono, Jakarta, on Thursday, April 11.
Atyanto explained that travelers can take the 1-A alternative route starting from Jalan Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR) Cakung toward Jalan Raya Bekasi. Then travel to Jalan Jenderal Sudirman-A.Yani-Cut Meutia-Ir. H Juanda-Jalan Diponegoro-Teuku Umar-Imam Bonjol-Martadinata-Jalan Raya Lemah Abang-Rengas Bandung-Pangkal Perjuangan until Jenderal A. Yani Karawang.
The 1-B reroute will be through Jalan Bekasi Timur Raya heading to I Gusti Ngurah Rai, through Jenderal Sudirman-Ir.H Juanda-Diponegoro-Hasanudin-Jalan Raya Bitung-Jalan Fatahillah-HOS Cokroaminoto-Yos Sudarso-Martadinata-FO Cikarang-Gatot Subroto-Urip Sumoharjo-Pangkal Perjuangan-Jenderal A. Yani-Tarumanagara and thenKarawang Barat toll access.
Homecomers can also take the second alternate access through JORR Kalimalang to KH. Noer Ali Mayor Madmuin Hasibuan-Chairil Anwar-Inspeksi Kalimalang and Jati Market, Karawang.
The third reroute starts from Jati Asih towards Jalan Raya Cikunir-Galaxy 1-Taman Galaxy Raya-KH. Noer Ali.
The last alternative route is Jagorawi, Cibubur-Alternative Cibubur-Jalan Raya Jonggol Cileungsi-Tunggulis-Jalan Raya Cileungsi-Jalan Raya Cibarusah and Inspeksi Kalimalang.
Transportation Ministry’s land transport director-general Budi Setiyadi earlier said the elevated toll road project of Jakarta - Cikampek would be postponed two weeks prior to and after Eid al-Fitr in a bid to reduce congestion during the Eid homecoming season.
FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA