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Changes Afoot at Simpang Siur Intersections as Work Gets Underway on Baliís First Underpass

(1/8/2012) A whole range of preparatory work is now underway in connection with the underpass project at the Simpang Siur Dewa Ruci Monument in Kuta, Bali.

Trees are being felled, street lights removed and road medians demolished. The high-profile and often contentious LED TV screen installed by the provincial government at the intersection is also scheduled to be removed in February.

Hendro Satrio, one of the officials involved in the construction of the Underpass project, confirmed to Bali Post that his team is busily making pre-cast reinforced concrete box covers that will eventually be installed around the Dewa Ruci Monument for drainage purposes.

Once the box covers are in place, work will begin on widening the current roadway, which much be done before digging of the actual tunnel can commence.

Satrio confirmed that the underpass project would take 18 months to complete with the entire underpass scheduled for handover in May 2013.

The project team remains optimistic that the project can be completed on time.