L400 PHASE II WORKS TO HELP EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION

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Ngwerere Bridge under construction

 

Rehabilitation and construction of roads in Lusaka under the L400 phase II will change the face of the capital city and help ease traffic congestion, it has been learnt.
The Road Development Agency (RDA) has being working on the roads in Lusaka and has substantially completed 153 kilometers of roads under the L400 phase II with only ancillary works remaining.
RDA Board Members led by the Vice Chairperson Yamfwa Mukanga recently toured the project sites and said the board was impressed with the quality of works.
Mr. Mukanga however, said there was need to enhance safety features on the roads to take into consideration various interests of all road users including persons with disabilities.
Mr. Mukanga observed that the roads should have safety features like pedestrian crossing fitted with gadgets that support people living with disabilities and that the designs should also include bicycle lanes and walkways.
RDA Principal Engineer Maintenance Eng. Richard Mwape stated that contractor AVIC International project Engineering Company had completed most of the roads under phase II.

Section of completed Mungwi Road in the Industrial area

 

He said the expansion of the Great North road in Kabangwe area had come with a number of features such as roundabouts, bus bays, walkways, solar traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
Eng. Mwape was quick to mention that the only challenge the Agency faced was the relocation of services and compensating persons in the project area.
In the case of ZESCO, the Agency has paid approximately K10 million for the relocation of power line poles.
The board members toured the 7.2 km Lumumba, 6.6 km Mungwi, Great North, Kasisi-Ngwerere roads and the Shimabala Toll Plaza.

 

National Road Fund Manager Road Tolling Infrastructure Eng. Charles Kandeke (third right) explaining operations at the Toll Plaza to the board members

 

Works on the Kasisi-Ngwerere road