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The main roads of Uluwatu on The Bukit are getting more congested by vehicles, particularly during the afternoon and evenings.

“The traffic is getting worse,” said I Made Budiarta, the Jimbaran village chief, as quoted by Nusa Bali. “Most vehicles from Uluwatu and Pandawa to Kedonganan pass Jalan Raya Uluwatu. And it’s getting worse over the weekends.”

Budiarta added that other than the growing number of vehicles another contributing factor was the width of the roads, such as the ones at the Nirmala intersection in Ungasan. He hopes that the government can find a solution soon. “Jimbaran badly needs an alternative road at the McDonalds intersection. There is always traffic in the afternoon, especially because there is a traditional market and if there is a religious ceremony.”

He also hopes that the planned development of an underpass at the intersection towards Udayana University can soon commence, or at least they widen the road. There is always heavy traffic at Jalan Raya Uluwatu, mainly near the gas station at the Nirmala intersection.

“The roads are congested with vehicles that are going to Udayana University, and also by tourist vehicles who are going from Pandawa, Uluwatu, or GWK to the beaches of Jimbaran and Kedonganan,” said Budiarta.

 

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  • Sun Maharaj
    Reply

    Vishal Maharaj

  • Billy T Bali
    Reply

    I know!!! Let’s build more hotels!!

  • Paolo Bali
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    lets sell more cars and keep all the old one too!!!

  • Angie Dow
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    Not just Uluwatu. ….it’s all over the island

  • Alistair Toyne
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    Let’s all get Toyota SUVs and drive solo everywhere

  • Franklin Firdaus
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    AWFUL

  • Alistair Toyne
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    I missed the El Kabron party because of this. I’m moving here in 2019, everyone please make note and piss off elsewhere

  • Stuart Beat
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    maybe they should try to get from Berawa to Batubolong in the afternoon to find out what congested really is…..bla

  • Paolo Bali
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    yeah Stuart is definitely right….as a daily commuter Kerob/Ulu I can witness that traffic in Ulu area is bad only during high season. Normal season, the congestions are caused usually by old heavy vehicles stacked on the way up near GWK.

  • Don Havig
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    Realllllly…add it to the list..
    Infrastructure & Procrastination go hand in hand in Bali

  • Sophie Digby
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    I’m thinking of South Island NZ… wine, cheese…skiing and no traffic!

  • Mark Baker Asia
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    take the bypass, go thru nusa and up the back way..30-40 mins 🙂

    • François Richli
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      It’s like every where else : you’ve got to know your ‘jalan tikus’ …. but it is bad, very bad, and one of the reasons why we decided, just last week, to put a project near the Bulgari on ice till the infrastructure gets sorted …. and the water trucks sure don’t help

    • Paolo Bali
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      Right now that does not work Mark.

    • Stuart Beat
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      Asphalt and widening the back roads and gangs connecting the coastal stretch near ayana, balangan, dreamland, and bingin could help to ease the load and create a nice tourist drive (trucks and buses go the other way)

    • François Richli
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      Stuart …. yes, yes, YES

  • Scotty Dee
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    A few more taxis might help!! Bali’s done now, time for a new playground!!

  • Marcus McEntee
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    Relax everyone. It could be worse. And it will be..

  • Don Havig
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    As a matter of fact there is work progressing with new drainage & hopefully paving to connect Jimbaran to Puri Gading…but its a long haul for Bali to correct that whole drive to Pecatu

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