The US$88 Million Mbudzi Traffic Interchange Taking Shape
The US$88 million Mbudzi traffic interchange is taking shape with civil engineering works underway.
Notable progress has been made in the construction of reinforced concrete and steel structures that will hold pillars for the extension of the Glen Norah bridge, with the construction of diversionary routes also underway.
Once complete, the project is expected to ease congestion at the Mbudzi roundabout, which has been a headache for motorists during peak hours. A motorist told ZBC News:
There is congestion at this roundabout and we hope the interchange will remedy the situation, We are happy about this project because it will ensure smooth movement of traffic, is a good project for national development and we hope it will be completed soon.
Meanwhile, the rehabilitation of Seke road under the emergency road rehabilitation programme has resumed.
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Reconstruction has commenced at Chinhamo area, Manyame Bridge and Zororo and Chikwanha junctions.
Senators recently expressed concern over the state of the Seke road indicating that some of the contractors who had rehabilitated the road only recently had done a poor job.
Residents say lots of accidents were happening in the area because of the road which was in bad shape.
The government’s economic blueprint, the National Development Strategy one (NDS1) emphasises infrastructure development as key in the realisation of national priorities.
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