HK prepares to open second section of Sigil-Aceh highway

Once the operational instructions have been issued, we will immediately open the section.

Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA) – State-owned construction company PT Hutama Karya (HK) is preparing to open the second section of the Sigli-Banda Aceh (Sibanceh) toll road for Acehnese people for the return trip of Eid Al-Fitr 2022.

HK Branch Manager for Sibanceh Toll Road, Jarot Seno Wibawa, informed on Monday that the second section of the expressway covers the Seulimum-Jantho section, spanning a distance of 6 kilometers (km), for which an operating permit has been obtained. of the Ministry of Public Works and Social Housing.

In addition to the road, HK prepared officers and all road equipment for the operation of the section.

In addition, he also proposed the opening date of the operation of the section to the ministry. Currently, he is awaiting a response to the proposal and further instructions.

“Once the operational instructions are released, we will immediately open the section,” he said.

If the proposal is accepted, three sections of the Sibanceh highway will be completed and made operational, including the second section Seulimum-Jantho, the third section Jantho-Indrapuri and the fourth section Indrapuri-Blang Bintang, for a total distance of 36 km.

The director of the agency said that the use of the third and fourth sections of the toll road has not been optimal because the sections are quite far from the national road.

“God willing, by opening the second section which is quite close to the national road, we expect people to be interested in using the highway to facilitate and shorten their journey,” he added.

Meanwhile, the fifth and sixth sections of the toll road are expected to be completed in mid-2022. Meanwhile, the first section is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

The Sibanceh toll will have seven toll booths and six interchanges. In addition, two rest and service areas (TIP) will be located at KM 37 of the third section and at KM 54 of the fourth section of the 74 km toll road.

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