The Effect of Pelita Tunnel, Morning and Afternoon, Seraya Atas Route Hit By The Traffic Jams
Batam Business Entity department (BP) Batam announced to start of the repair of Pelita tunnel phase I, Thursday (5/9/2019).
TRIBUNBATAM.id, BATAM - Since the Pelita tunnel closed last week, there was a traffic jam in Seraya Atas to Kepri Mall. Not only that, the direction from Sei Panas to Kepri Mall also the same.
Tribunbatam.id last two days, congestion occurred in the morning and evening. This is due to the flow of workers who go and return.
The road that linking the Sei Panas-Nagoya area and vice versa, will be partially closed, as of 5 September.
That road is being closed; the line from Sei Panas or Jalan Laksamana Bintan to Nagoya.
While the line from Nagoya to Sei Panas is still open, alias the riders can still cross the tunnel.
While for riders from Sei Panas to Nagoya, it will be routed through the path to the left of the tunnel, then in the U-turn, turn right, proceed to Nagoya. The repairing of Pelita tunnel is expected to spend in about 1.5 months.
The Kasubdit of Road development, Bridge and Mass Transportation BP Batam, Boy Zasmita confirmed the closure of the road in Pelita Tunnel.
Previously, Boy had already notified, that the Pelita Tunnel was one of 10 strategic projects for the construction and improvement of road and bridge infrastructure in Batam, in 2019. Subsequent improvements were made due to water seepage there.
It also affects to the age of the tunnel. Meanwhile, this tunnel is prepared for 100 years old. If repairs are not carried out, the durability will not be as old as the initial study.
For this improvement, BP Batam received the accommodation from the State expenditure budget or (APBN). The budget value is Rp 6.4 billion. (tribunbatam.id/leo Halawa)
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