administration officially started the construction of a 9.3-kilometer elevated Transjakarta busway lane for Corridor 13 connecting Jl. Ciledug to Jl. Tendean in South Jakarta on Tuesday.
The elevated road will start on Jl. Adam Malik and pass Kostrad (Army Strategic Reserves Command) Pusri, Seskoal (Navy Command and Staff School) Ciledug, Kebayoran Lama, Taman Puring, Jl. Trunojoyo and Jl. Wolter Monginsidi before ending on Jl. Tendean.
Bina Marga Agency head Yusmada Faizal said construction of the elevated road would cost Rp 2.5 trillion (US$190 million), paid for out of the city budget, and would take two years to complete.
“In total, the construction will cost Rp 2.5 trillion. It will be fully paid for by the city administration in a multi-year system,” Yusmada said during the launch ceremony in Kebayoran Lama in South Jakarta on Tuesday. The project, he said, had received an environmental impact analysis (Amdal) certificate and was in accordance with the provincial spatial plan (RT-RW).
He added that the construction would be divided into eight sections; PT Waskita will build 1,500 meters on Jl. Adam Malik; PT Istaka Karya and PT Agrabudi Karyamarga 1,146 meters at Kostrad; PT Wijaya Karya 1,424 meters at Seskoal; PT Pembangunan Perumahan 1,244 meters at Kebayoran Lama; and PT Hutama Karya 1,144 meters at Taman Puring.
Meanwhile, 1,206 meters at Trunojoyo will be built by PT Jaya Konstruksi; 1,059 meters at Santa by PT Yasa Patrisia Perkasa; and 1,105 meters on Jl. Tendean by PT Adhi Karya.
Yusmada went on to say that the eight sections would be constructed simultaneously, starting with drilling work to build the support pillars.
“The entire project is currently at the first phase of drilling,” Yusmada said.
He said there would be several steps in the construction, comprising drilling for 211 pillars, laying the pillar foundations, constructing the pillars, erecting the pillars and constructing the elevated roadways.
Yusmada said that when the construction of the elevated roadways had begun, the Transportation Agency would need to apply traffic engineering to ease congestion on the roads underneath.
Separately, South Jakarta Transportation subagency head Priyanto said that currently he had no plans to implement a one-way system as traffic would still be manageable. The agency would provide several alternative roads for motorists and motorcyclists traveling along the construction site.
“There are many alternative roads. For example, motorists traveling from Ciledug to Tendean can use Jl. Buncit Raya and Jl. Wijaya instead,” Priyanto said.
He added that the agency, with the help of the Jakarta Police, would close streets to traffic from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. once contractors completed construction of the pillars and began erecting the elevated roadway.
Separately, PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) president director Steve Kosasih said he expected that up to 30,000 passengers a day would use Corridor 13 when it became operational.
He said Corridor 13 would have 12 bus stops and that the corridor would be connected to other routes, including Corridor 1 from Blok M in South Jakarta to Kota in West Jakarta.
Deteriorating traffic congestion is also expected to occur on other roads in South Jakarta as the city administration began the construction of two overpasses in Permata Hijau and Kuningan earlier this year. Both overpasses are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The city has put out to tender the construction of four other overpasses above Cipinang Lontar railway crossing in East Jakarta, Bintaro railway crossing in South Jakarta, Jl. Panjang railway crossing in West Jakarta and Jl. Kartini railway crossing in Central Jakarta.