Welcome to Coast Road to Kusamba
Efforts to widen the two lanes to four are nearly complete and are sorely needed. The road is lined with scores of warungs (food stalls) and trucker cafes along its length. Tourism development has begun in earnest and you'll see plenty of new residential villas aimed at foreigners.
The coast road (formally Prof Dr Ida Bagus Mantra Bypass – named for a popular 1980s Balinese governor who did much to promote culture) makes Padangbai, Candidasa and points east an easy day trip from south Bali, depending on traffic.