Keetmanshoop upgrades gravel roads

27 Apr 2017 14:30pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 27 APR (NAMPA) – The Keetmanshoop Municipality is busy interlocking two connecting streets in the town’s central business area at a cost of N.dollars 610 000.
The tender for interlocking Mittel Street and 3rd Street, measuring a combined 550 metres, was awarded to Shouli Investment.
The project is expected to be completed at the end of June this year.
The construction follows the completion of the 120 metre Jooste Street by Hennima Investments last year.
The interlocking of that road cost N.dollars 550 000.
The projects are funded by the Road Fund Administration.
Municipality spokesperson, Dawn Kruger told Nampa on Thursday the local authority will continue to source funding for upgrading roads in the years to come.
Interlocking is the preferred manner of construction over tarring as it requires less maintenance, she added.
Kruger said the upgrades were welcomed by the community.
“We have had very positive feedback so far because the improvements minimise dust and reduce damage to people’s cars.”
She said the move also boosts tourism and attracts new business.
“The municipality is striving to continuously better itself by addressing shortcomings identified in the beautification of the town and raising its profile as the capital of the //Kharas Region,” Kruger said.