Road projects on the cards

source: BOPA
28 December, 2007

MOLEPOLOLE – Work on the 24 months re-construction of Metsimotlhabe-Molepolole Road will start in May next year, an acting chief roads engineer has disclosed.

In response to BOPA questions over the status of Metsimotlhabe-Molepolole and Molepolole-Letlhakeng Road reconstruction projects, Mr Boitshwarelo Mokgethi said the former project was at tendering stage for design, which was expected to be awarded next month.

The 10-month design, he said, was expected to start in January next year.

Mr Mokgethi said some spill-overs that Batswana could enjoy, include renting of houses to road construction workers as well as a boost to businesses along the road.

Shortage of materials and water for construction and lack of qualified and skilled personnel were among challenges that Mr Mokgethi said his department expected to face.

He said the Metsimotlhabe-Molepolole Road was expected to follow the existing road alignment, so the department does not envisage a lot of relocations in this project, except where new access roads will be required.

However, it will only be possible to confirm whether properties will be [continue reading]



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