Construction work on Sam Nujoma Drive in Rundu underway
17 Apr 2019 18:10pm
RUNDU, 17 APR (NAMPA) The Rundu Town Council (RTC) has started with rehabilitation works on a portion of Dr Sam Nujoma Drive that has been in a bad state since 2017.
The road runs from Sauyemwa service station and leads to the B10, Nkurenkuru turn-off.
RTC Public Relations Officer, Benyamin Makayi told Nampa on Wednesday upon enquiry that work on the road started last week after the site was handed over to the contractor, Vero Group CC, last month.
It is expected to last until 25 July 2019.
He said although the road is closed at the moment, there is a bypass that can be used especially by the residents living in the area.
The road is only expected to re-open for the public on 25 August 2019.
The councils spokesperson said the project will cost N.dollars 3.4 million, funds that were made available by the Road Fund Administration (RFA).
Over the past years, residents of Rundu and motorists have been complaining about damaged roads that are full of potholes, a situation Makayi assured has been acknowledged by the council, adding that roads will be rehabilitated when funds are available.
We know there are a lot of roads with potholes, but we will only repair them once funds become available. At the moment, there is no other road project that we can say will follow after this one, he said.