Phase one of Windhoek - Hosea Kutako Airpot road rehabilitation nears completion
10 Sep 2019 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 10 SEP (NAMPA) The first phase of the construction of the road between Windhoek and the Hosea Kutako is nearing completion, with an expected completion date set for end of November 2019, the Roads Authority's Chief Executive Officer, Conrad Lutombi, has said.
Speaking at the media briefing here on Tuesday, Lutombi said the project involves the upgrading to a dual carriageway of the existing 44 kilometres of tarred road between Windhoek and the Hosea Kutako International Airport.
Lutombi said the project, which started in January 2016, is currently 79 per cent complete.
The project is divided in two phases; phase one comprises of a section from MR49 (Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue) to the extension of 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 advance stage of appointing a contractor who is going to proceed from the end of phase one up to Dordabis and then the final stretch from Dordabis to the airport.
He further urged the public to bear with the constructors as there will be noise pollution during the construction period and that Hegel street in Academia will be closed in mid-September.
Phase one of the road was constructed by China Railway Seventh Group Corporation, in a joint ventures with Onamangongwa Trading Enterprises at a cost of N.dollars 800 million.