Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Victoria Falls budgets $6m for road projects

Victoria Falls Municipality has set aside about $6 million for the rehabilitation of roads and servicing of new streets in the resort town. Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube told The Chronicle that council will fund the project and the two main roads in the industrial area and several other streets in Mkhosana and Chinotimba suburbs would be covered.

The local authority has engaged private developers for the project that will start on Friday.

“We’re going to rehabilitate roads starting from the industrial area, Mkhosana and Chinotimba suburbs,” said Mr Dube. He said the project will be in three phases and will last for seven months.

Phase 1 will involve the rehabilitation of roads especially in the industrial area while phases two and three will see the servicing of new roads. Mr Dube said a number of roads in the town will be barricaded to allow construction work to go ahead.

He said there would be new roads in the Buffer Zone and BB7 where new suburbs will be built. “We’re looking at redoing some of the roads especially the two major roads in the industrial area from near Wild Horizons. “Servicing will take place at almost the same time on the Buffer Zone,” Mr Dube said.

“We want to encourage residents and motorists to be careful as most roads will be closed during this exercise. During this time there will be movement of heavy equipment which shall necessitate closure of selected roads and the general public are advised to exercise caution and use alternative routes.”

Source: Victoria Falls budgets $6m for road projects (28/06/16)

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