Lifespan of Gaborone roads has expired – Mayor
Gaborone City Council (GCC) engineer, Komal Chandra Jain has set all alarms ringing with the announcement that ‘Gaborone roads have outlived their lifespan’ by professional engineering standards.
Some of the roads were built 15 to 30 years ago without adequate provision of storm water drainage, Jain pointed out, adding that they have not been refurbished to meet modern standards in line with modern traffic requirements.
He admitted that there were unnavigatable potholes and depressions all over Gaborone roads.
According to the city engineer “climatic conditions have now changed and these roads get badly affected due to flooding during the rains”, said Jain.
Within the city boundary, GCC has 500km of tarred roads, about 200km of gravel and 100km of earth roads. The western [continue reading]