Seke Road in Graniteside, Harare

Govt begins reconstruction of Seke Road this Wednesday

By Nancy Samuriwo, HourlyHits Reporter

BITUMEN World has announced that it has been awarded the task to reconstruct Seke Road and the work begins this week Wednesday as Phase 2 of the Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme (ERRP2) goes into full gear.

The reconstruction of the vital road is expected to last for three months.

The Department of Roads in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development placed Seke Road under the Emergency Road Repair Phase 2 (ERRP2), funded from local resources.

“We are pleased to advise that the works are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 18 August,” said Bitumen World (Pvt) Ltd in a statement.

The company advises further that the reconstruction will necessitate the re-routing of traffic and motorists are advised to take precautions for the duration of the project.

Portions of the dual carriageway will be closed and as such, motorists will be expected to use single lanes on parts of the road.

Because of the said blockages, motorists are further advised to reduce speed and exercise patience as the traffic queues will build on the sections under maintenance.

Sections of the busy Seke Road, which links Harare and Wedza via Chitungwiza and Dema, had developed potholes during the rainfall season.

Motorists using the road have been urged to plan their journey in advance and leave some time earlier to avoid inconveniences. Also, the use of alternative routes such as Airport Road and St. Patrick Road have been given as suggestions to ensure smooth flow of traffic during the works.

Under ERRP2, the government is targeting to rehabilitate 10 000km of roads countrywide. The rehabilitation and modernisation of the country’s road infrastructure so far have seen the opening of more than 160km to traffic on the Harare-Beitbridge road and the refurbishment of the Karoi-Binga road among other roads.

The government budgeted $33.6bn for the second phase. □

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