Thursday, 12 December 2019 | 21:21 WIB

Manado-Bitung Toll Road Set to be Operable on 2019 Eid al-FItr

Manado-Bitung Toll Road Set to be Operable on 2019 Eid al-FItr (dirjenbinamarga)

MANADO, NETRALNEWS.COM - Giri Yudhono, Head of the Manado-Bitung Toll Work Unit, Head of North Sulawesi and Gorontalo National Road Implementation Agency (BPJN) XV,says the longest toll road in Sulawesi will open before Eid Al-Fitr 2019.

"The Manado-Bitung toll road will be opened 10 days before and 10 days after Eid," Giri said in Manado on Tuesday.

Following up on this, Head of BPJN XV Triono Junoasmono and Director of PT Jasamarga Manado-Bitung George Manurung will hold a meeting.

"The toll road that will be functioned starts from kilometers 11 to kilometers 25, or from SBY interchange to Danowudu," he explained.

According to Giri, the functioning of the 39.9-kilometer toll road has been used at Christmas and New Year.

"The opening of the toll road is very helpful, because road users no longer follow the current national road segment which is often covered by traffic jams at certain points," he said.

The technical question, he said, was still awaiting the results of the meeting between BPJN XV and PT Jasamarga Manado-Bitung.

"We will prepare well when this toll road segment will function before and after Lebaran. Moreover, we expect that there will be many people who will use it," he said.

Facilitating the homecoming travel and return flows, BPJN XV together with PT Jasamarga Manado-Bitung will build several travel posts.

The 39.9 kilometer-long toll road construction (zero point) starts from Manado City, crosses North Minahasa Regency and ends in Bitung City.