Construction will start in 2021 on a new Bali toll Road from Gillimanuk to Denpasar, Governor Koster has announced.
The central Government is planning to build another toll road in Bali through Ministry Of Public Works. It’s in line with President Joko Widodo’s vision for Indonesia development by building quality transportation infrastructure. The toll road connect Gilimanuk and Mengwi, to solve congestion problems that vehicle traffic has been facing for years.
The current road from the ferry to Denpasar is 127 km and takes a minimum of 3.5 hours if traffic is ok.
The new toll road will be 95 km and the construction will be divided in 3 different stages. The first stage to be built is from Pekutatan to Soka which is 20 km long, because it’s the most congested area. The second stage is from Soka to Mengwi, and the last one is from Gilimanuk to Pekutatan.
“The first stage of construction can be started in 2021, so the toll road from Pekutatan to Soka and will be completed in 2022. This would have a big impact for a better logistic distribution across Bali,” said Governor I Wayan Koster.
The Bali Provincial government also has a plan to build another toll road that would connect Mengwi and Blahbatuh, Gianyar in the future.
Indonesia Minister of Public Works, Basuki Hadimuljono said that the total cost is estimated around IDR 14 trillion (USD 950 million) and will be fully funded by private investors.
They’re quite confident about their investment, because the lane has a high traffic rate with many trucks and cars, giving a high Internal Return Rate (IRR) for the project. “We will also provide a separate motorbike’s lane, and we’ve already prepared the regulation for that.” Basuki added.
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