Jakarta Bina Marga Agency had repaired 8,998 damaged road points from January to February 2021.
" Once they find damaged roads, they will repair it immediately according to damage levels"
Jakarta Bina Marga Agency Head, Hari Nugroho explained, road repair was carried out in 747 points in Central Jakarta, 2,837 points in North Jakarta, 2,097 points in West Jakarta, 1,269 points in South Jakarta, and 2,048 points in East Jakarta.
"Road damage is mostly caused by standing water due to high rainfall intensity, vehicle tonnage and traffic density levels," he mentioned, Tuesday (3/2).
According to him, road repair work was divided into 3 categories, namely light, moderate, and severe damage. Repair was carried out by Bina Marga Sub-agency Task Forces or third party.
"Lightly damaged roads are immediately repaired using cold mix asphalt with patching method. While roads with moderate damage are repaired using hot mix after rainy season is over," he informed.
For roads with severe damages, especially strategic roads, personnel repaired it immediately using speedcrete or rapid setting.
"In strategic roads with heavy traffic, such as Jalan Marunda, Ring Road Cengkareng, Cilincing or Jalan S. Parman, we use rapid speedcrete. It must be handled immediately without waiting for rainy season to end because it can be dried within 6 hours," he stated.
He conveyed that Bina Marga Task Forces in each regions are still monitoring damaged roads and repairing it immediately.
"I instruct task forces in all regions to be proactive after flood. Once they find damaged roads, they will repair it immediately according to damage levels," he said.