Works along the Bulawayo-Nkayi road are well on course with indications that the targeted areas will be completed by the end of the year.
The road that had been left in a terrible state for decades received the glimmer of hope following the visit to the area by President Emmerson Mnangagwa earlier in the year.
Appreciating the needs on the ground, President Mnangagwa immediately promised that something would be urgently done to address the condition it was in.
To date, the $3.5 million high level Ingwigwizi River Bridge construction is at 60 percent with indications that motorists will soon experience a more spacious carriage way and free passage even with the impending rainy season that usually results in the flooding of the area and traffic failing to cross.
While describing the project as being well-funded following the disbursement of the whole amount needed for the construction work, Matabeleland North Provincial Road Engineer, Engineer Joseph Makokove, stressed that all works will be completed by the end of the year according to the set deadlines.
“We have completed wedge treatment that is back filling of the apartment of the bridge. Right now we are constructing the approaches to the bridge. Overall in terms of percentage we can say we are at 60 percent. Our targeted day of completion is by the end of September with everything being equal. We are still within reach,” said Engineer Makokove.
It was also revealed that the Bulawayo-Nkayi road would also receive a major facelift from the 44km peg where the last works were done.
This surfacing will stretch to Mbembesi Bridge at a total cost of $1.5 million which the treasury has also already disbursed.
The Bulawayo-Nkayi road has for a very long time been a huge concern with not much being done but all that is now set to be a thing of the past.