Rundu gets first traffic lights

23 Dec 2014 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 23 DEC (NAMPA) – Rundu residents were excited when the first traffic lights in the town were switched on on Monday evening.
These traffic control signals are on the intersection next to the Kavango Total Service Station.
The town’s acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Herman Haingura told Nampa on enquiry Tuesday morning that the Rundu Town Council (RTC) is pleased to introduce traffic lights in the town aimed at improving the flow of vehicles and pedestrians.
“Residents were happy seeing this historic accomplishment for the town,” he said.
More traffic lights are expected to be switched on soon at the Omashare Lodge intersection, and the junction connecting the road to Paradise Supermarket at the offices of the Rundu Urban Consituency in the Tutungeni residential area.
Haingura said further studies on traffic flow in the town are underway to inform the council on other intersections where traffic lights could be installed in the near future.
The acting CEO said the town experience heavy flow of traffic during the festive period, and therefore appealed to all road users to be extra careful on the roads and adhere to the road traffic regulations, in particular the intersection where the traffic lights were installed.
Meanwhile, the one-kilometre road from the magistrate’s court to the Rundu Senior Secondary School, which is currently being tarred, is expected to be completed in two weeks’ time.
Haingura said it is open for road users to allow easy traffic flow in the town.
He noted that the council has ongoing plans to improve the infrastructure of the town, especially the routes to and from the central business district (CBD).
These roads will be tarred during the next financial year with the aim to improve traffic flow.