Traffic congestion at Bali’s busy Dewa Ruci intersection connecting Sanur, Kuta and Denpasar areas will be eased as soon as construction of the island’s first underpass, scheduled for completion in May 2013, is finished.
The new underpass project at Dewa Ruci has already progressed 27%.
Hendra Satrio explained that the project is well underway and the current work will widen the roads from the east and west, and will also create drainage systems.
“After the widening of the road from west and east is finalized, excavations for the north and south lanes will begin in August 2012,” he stated.
Once finished the intersection of Dewa Ruci will comprise of eight lanes, four to the north and four to the south. Simpang Siur is the meeting point of traffic between Nusa Dua, Kuta, Sanur and the airport.
He said that the length of the road "underpass" will reach 435 meters and the Dewa Ruci statue at the centre of the roundabout will remain in place.