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Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

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Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

Last night is took us 45 mins in a taxi to go 500m up the road, as we had a restaurant reservation further up the peninsula, we turned around and went back to our hotel - Conrad. There were huge buses coming down the road. Any insights to the problem as we want to be able to leave the resort again. It took us 45 mins to get to Kuta yesterday morning which was ok but 2 hours to get back to Conrad at midday and we ditched the taxi and walked the last 15 mins!

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1. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

Yes the traffic is really bad at the Northern end of Benoa,South of the island,even more so during peak periods..

There is major road works going on creating a new bypass being built (said to be nearly completed?) the bypass is an unbelievable fet of road engineering in Bali.

The Bypass runs apparently 12 kms connecting Denpassar running over mangroves to Nusa Dua with a branch (turn off ) to Ngurah Rai Airport,which is also getting a major overall and upgrade.

There will be a toll of apparently 10,000 rupiah ($A1) and the time saving cost will be a huge welcome amongst locals drivers and tourists..

We stayed in Benoa in late June (big mistake for us) had we know about the major road constructions and traffic jams,with long waits.We wouldnt have gone any where near the area had we known.

Edited: 7:58 pm, June 29, 2013
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2. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

It took us two hours from TB to Sanur last week,the majority of time due to the road works in TB

The cars and buses heading into TB made themselves three lanes getting in and allowing no lanes for those trying to get out.

On a whole the traffic this trip was the worst we have ever en counted from going from one place to another,

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3. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

Tanjung Benoa. Has 1 rd. Jalan Pratama .

Along this rd is countless big hotels, and countless waterspouts business's.

Somehow the hotel guests and waterspouts customers have to get in and out.

hence traffic is congested.

Most posters are talking about traffic issues in Nusa Dua and Jimbaran., once the toll rdopems in a week or two thins should make a Hugh difference

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4. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

Today's Bali Post has an article about the laying of electrical cable along the Tanjung Benoa Road. 2 kilometers long... .the electricity demands for so many large hotels requires a lot larger cables...plus the usual maintenance and so forth.. The article says that the laying is chaotic and the government has asked the PLN electrical company to try not to cause so many "disturbances."

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5. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

Infrastructure is barely keeping up with the pwoer, power, roads, trash, etc that development is causing in Bali...

In Ubud we have constant electrical blackouts and water shortages..just saying...

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6. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

It is the price we pay for developing an area - which we as tourists love to go to, however the demand has outreached the supply in the infrastructure.

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7. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

It took us 3.5 hours to reach Uluwatu from Ubud last week. It was ok until Kuta but then the traffic moved at a snail's pace, first until we got out of Kuta and later again over several kilometers before and after Jimbaran! During our trip to Uluwatu, we spent a total of 6 hrs in the car, an hour at the Kecak dance and 10 minutes at the temple!

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8. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

This should all improve next week when the toll road opens -

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9. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

The problem here in Tanjung benoa (Jl Pratama) has nothing to do with the toll road construction! I live exactly in the middle of this big big mess and the only reason for this are the constructions going on on jl pratama. They are laying those big electrical cables and therefore have to dig holes along the street. This is the 1st problem. The 2nd is that we are exactly in the peak season of indonesian holidays and hundreds of buses travel every day to the northern tip of tanjung benoa to reach those water centers. 3rd reason for this big mess is the way people drive here :) no one respects the rules and everyone is trying to overtake (mostly motorbikes) and this is the result :) :) :) chaos chaos chaos. I feel so sorry for the locals living here. It would be so easy to stop this. First close the holes and continue with the work in 2 weeks (after holiday season), second stop all buses going to water sport and bring the people by small buses or even by boats!!!!!

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10. Re: Can anyone explain why traffic so bad in tanjung benoa?

Rules, what rules?

Cheers!