Bulawayo (New Ziana)-The country’s second largest city Bulawayo has embarked on a massive program to rehabilitate its roads ahead of the rainy season.
The rehabilitation work, which started on Tuesday, is expected to be completed by December 16 this year.
“The motoring public is hereby notified of the ongoing Road Rehabilitation Works within the City of Bulawayo in a bid to improve the state of the roads network. The work will involve reconstruction, resurfacing, reinstating carriage markings, re-gravelling and other general maintenance works,” acting town clerk Sikhangele Zhou said in a notice.
Zhou said once completed, the the exercise would prolong the life of carriageways as well as improve road safety and quality.
She some roads would be closed while traffic would be diverted during the exercise to ensure the safety of both the motoring public and workforce.
“To ensure the safety of both motoring public and workforce while carrying out the works, the following traffic management system will be in place, full carriageway closure of sections with traffic being diverted accordingly, and lanes closure where necessary,” she said, adding every effort had been made to ensure minimum disruption of traffic and business.
Zhou urged the motoring and general public to exercise extreme caution when entering and leaving areas where the road works would be taking place.
Under the devolution program, the government is allocating local authorities funds to implement development projects as it aims to ensure the country transforms rapidly from grassroots level.