Canggu bottleneck out of control, big vehicles advised to take alternative route

Does this feel like an optical illusion, or what? Photo: Sengkun Blackdog/Facebook

Congestion on Canggu’s main thoroughfare isn’t uncommon, but yesterday’s bottleneck was apparently out of control.

Just check out this one netizen’s pic, shared to Facebook yesterday.

Vehicles were piled up on Jl Raya Canggu on Monday morning all the way from the North Kuta district office to the Pantai Berawa intersection and on to Pantai Batu Bolong, continuing to the Jl. Batu Mejan junction, local reports observed.

According to one motorcyclist, with all the traffic jamming, a trip from Kerobokan to Cemagi Village, Mengwi would take about an hour—a route that’s usually just less than 20 minutes.

“Imagine this, I departed from Kerobokan around 8am, arriving at my destination, Cemagi Village, at 9am. This is one of the most severe jams yet,” the motorcyclist told NusaBali.

The major route, which is taken by many going from Tanah Lot to Kuta and vice versa, has narrow roads and is made worse by a public works project at the moment.

Head of the Badung Regency Department of Transportation, Tofan Priyanto, says the buildup is inevitable at the moment with the plumbing project in the works.

Larges buses and trucks should reroute through Kediri to avoid Jl. Raya Canggu and help clear the congestion, advises Priyanto.

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