The Ministry of Transportation (MoT) of Indonesia has commenced construction works on the first phase of the Solo-Semarang double-track railway. This phase involves works on the first 10 km of the railway of which 1.8 km will be constructed above ground.
The Solo Balapan – Kalioso double-track project is expected to cost around IDR920 billion and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023. Once completed, the rail line is expected to relieve traffic congestion at the Simpang Joglo Junction crossing in Solo and headway will be reduced from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.
The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing is also working on the development of the national road underpass that connects Jalan Ki Mangunsarkoro and Jalan Sumpah Pemuda.