The reconstruction of Seke Road has been extended to Chikwanha Shopping Centre in Chitungwiza to ensure the main highway between the city and town is in good shape.
Initially, the road reconstruction started at Waverley Blankets to Maruta Shopping Centre in Hatfield before the stretch to the north, as far as the intersection with Vitalis Zvinavashe Road at Coke Corner, was included.Work is now in progress to extend the upgrade with a proper roadbed to Chikwanha Shopping Centre.
Yesterday, there was a collection of state-of-the-art road construction machinery and Bitumen Resources workers rebuilding and resurfacing the southern stretch.
The left lane coming from the city centre had been closed with earthmoving machines on site. Motorists were using the other side of the left lane for oncoming vehicles, while Bitumen Resources workers were directing motorists.
The subcontractors, Pevimag Contractors, were working on the Jefferson Road and Arlington to Harare Drive from Maruta shopping centre and on nearby Frank Fort Road and Alice Close, to make the roads suitable for the present traffic conditions.
Road construction and reconstruction is being done under Government’s Emergency Road Rehabilitation Programme Phase 2 (ERRP2).
Seke Road, which stretches from Harare Central to Chitungwiza, is a nerve centre of traffic and has been in bad shape for some time, especially the stretch from Coke Corner onwards, which had become a death trap for motorists and commuters.
Mr Howard Mandigora who is subcontracted for the resurfacing of the stretch urged motorists to adhere to the signs and instructions of his team. He said:
The reconstruction has created employment opportunities for us. We are proud of the work being done and I believe by 2030 Zimbabwe will have world class roads.
He appealed to the Government to work on widening the roads and building flyovers in areas that mostly have traffic congestion.