Mon, 03 Oct 1994

`Underway' is underway in Tanah Abang

JAKARTA (JP): The nagging traffic problems in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, might be partly solved with the construction of an "underway" which will connect Jl. KH Mansyur and Jl. Fachrudin.

Engineers working on the project calls it an "underway" which differs from an underpass in that it is not a tunnel because the top part of it is open.

The Rp 10.8 billion project, the first ever of its kind in Indonesia, is scheduled to be completed in December next year.

"The road will greatly help alleviate chronic traffic jams in Tanah Abang," Suharto, head of the Jakarta chapter of the public works department, said over the weekend.

The Tanah Abang "underway" will be 675 meters long and 18 meters wide.(bas)