Phase one of Windhoek – Hosea Kutako Airpot road rehabilitation nears completion

The construction of the Windhoek Hosea Kutako road is at an advanced stage and it is near completion, said Road Authority Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Conrad Lutombi.

Speaking at the media briefing here on Tuesday, Lutombi said the project is involved upgrading to dual carriageways of the existing 44 kilometres of Windhoek to Hosea Kutako international airport.

Lutombi said the project, which is still underway, started in January 2016 is currently it is 79 per cent complete with all substantial work and it is expected to be fully completed at the end of November.

The project is divided in two phases; phase one comprises of a section from MR49 (Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue) to the extension to Sam Nujoma drive and phase two comprises the section between Sam Nujoma interchange and Hosea Kutako International Airport, he said.

He said they are at an advanced stage of appointing a contractor who is going to proceed with phase two, who will start from where phase one ends, go up to Dordabis and final stretch from Dordabis to the airport.

The CEO said during the construction of the road, there have been challenges from the public such as general users not adhering to traffic signs on the temporary bypass and drivers ignoring flag person that facilitate the construction vehicles.

There were general residence illegally utilising the construction site for mountain biking and quad biking, taxi illegally parking on the median and pedestrians illegally travelling across the road construction site at various points of along the project route, he said.

He said the public (especially those who race on the road) should refrain from such as the road is still under construction.

He further urged the public to bear with the constructors as there will be noise pollution during the construction period and as Heigel Street (Academia) will be closed in mid-September.

The road is being constructed by China Railway Seventh Group Corporation, in join ventures with Onamangongwa Trading Enterprises and Lutombi said it cost close to N.dollars 800 million.

Source: Namibia Press Agency