Bali Mandara Toll Road to Temporarily Close for 32 Hours During Nyepi Celebrations

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Travelers heading to Bali are advised to take note of an upcoming closure affecting the Bali Mandara Toll Road, which will be in effect for 32 hours during the Nyepi Day celebrations on Monday, March 11, 2024.

According to Wayan Eka Saputra, the Finance Director of PT Jasamarga Bali Tol I, the closure of Bali Mandara Toll Road will commence from 11:00 PM Wita on Sunday, March 10, 2024, and will conclude at 07:00 AM Wita on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, after Nyepi Day. This decision aims to honor and support the significant Nyepi Day festivities, which hold great cultural importance for the Hindu community in Bali.

Despite the closure, emergency services such as fire trucks, ambulances, and other essential vehicles will still have access to the toll road. However, they must be accompanied by “pecalang,” traditional village security groups, or relevant authorities, as per standard operational protocols.

Wayan Eka Saputra emphasized the importance of adhering to these protocols during the closure, ensuring that emergency vehicles can pass through without disruption. He assured that designated personnel will be on standby to facilitate any emergency situations, ensuring compliance with established regulations and operational standards.

Additionally, in support of the Nyepi celebrations, PT Jasamarga Bali Tol I will also be involved in facilitating the Melasti ceremony at the Pedungan Village Cleansing Place on Friday, March 8, 2024. To ensure the smooth conduct of this ritual, the company will deploy patrol teams and coordinate with local authorities and “pecalang” for traffic management.

During the Melasti ceremony, temporary contra-flow measures will be implemented on the access road to Benoa Port, beginning at 05:00 AM Wita until the conclusion of the event. This arrangement aims to streamline traffic flow and accommodate participants traveling to and from the Melasti location.

Furthermore, specific routes will be designated for participants of the Melasti ceremony, ensuring ease of access and safe passage. The collaborative efforts between PT Jasamarga Bali Tol I, local authorities, and community groups reflect a commitment to upholding cultural traditions while prioritizing public safety and convenience during the Nyepi festivities.