Vol 20, No 3 (2016) > Civil Engineering and Architecture >

Developing Road Infrastructure Route Planning: Increasing Feasibility of Toll Road Project

Mohammed Ali Berawi 1 , Teuku Yuri Zagloel 1 , Perdana Miraj 2 , AbdurRohim Boy Berawi 1 , Wellsi Titaheluw 1 , Saipol Bari Bin Abd Karim 3


  1. Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Depok 16424, Indonesia
  2. Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Pancasila, Jakarta 12640, Indonesia
  3. Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Abstract: Indonesian government attempts to improve connectivity and to increase regional activities in SumateraIsland through the development of Trans Sumatera Toll Road (TSTR).However, despite its benefits to local economic development in Sumatera, the project shows low feasibility due to a low amount of investment. It can be attributed from the lack of planning in the initial phase to produce a comprehensive route that considers the various potentials of the regions. Thus, this research aims to investigate alternative routeplanning of Trans Sumatera Toll Road particularly in this paper for Central Sumatera by studying Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP), population and other significant factors. This research exposes cities and districts in Riau, West Sumatera, and Jambi which potentially contribute to the regional economy. Each selected towns and districts will be integrated with the intermodal system and connected to other functions to establish the Trans Sumatera Toll Roadproject in Central Sumatera. Compared to existing estimation of investment from public records, this alternative route has generated a competitive cost of investment which is estimated around 118,053,400,074,696 rupiahs. The research findings are expected to become the basis to improve other similar
infrastructure toll road project development.
Keywords: case study, feasibility, Indonesia route planning, toll road
Published at: Vol 20, No 3 (2016) pages: 147-152

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