First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The collapse of an elevated toll road section in Indonesia has triggered delays to ongoing projects for new links. A stretch of the Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu (Becakayu) toll road section in East Jakarta collapsed. As a result, work on a series of elevated highway projects has been halted.
The projects are the Cimanggis-Cibitung toll road, Ciawi-Sukabumi toll road, Cibitung-Cilincing toll road, Jakarta toll road, Kayu Agung-Palembang-Betung toll road, Krian-Legundi-Bunder-Manyar toll road, Pasuruan-Probolinggo toll road, Serpong-Cinere toll road, Surakarta-Ngawi toll road and Terbangi Besar-Kayu Agung-Pematang Panggang toll road.
In addition new safety measures are being implemented for the Becakayu toll road, Depok-Antasar project and the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road.
Meanwhile funding from China is being sought for a new bridge to connect Batam and Bintan in Riau islands. Building the 7km-long bridge is expected to cost US$190.5 million.