AfDB Senior Transport Engineer, Mr
The road project, which is the extension of
The works will be executed under a single contract.
The entire project, whose pre-investment studies are complete, will cost an estimated
Reports from the EAC Secretariat indicate that available funds can only finance the 42-kms by-pass within Arusha and the rehabilitation of a 35-kms
The civil works for the by-pass is expected to start in the coming few months in line with the expected rehabilitation of the
The road is being massively rehabilitated to create another major transport corridor in the region, linking the Mombasa Port with northern
Once the civil works commence, the section would be completed within three years. It hasn't been so yet. TANROADS Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Engineer
On the Tanzanian side the road will involve four-lane dual carriageway, which will connect Arusha City with Holili-Taveta through Moshi municipality and Himo Township.
The project is also expected to involve the so-called Arusha-bypass. Engineer Mfugale said that the four-lane highway will stretch from Sakina area and cover 56.6 kilometres up to the
The project will be implemented in two phases, namely Sakina- Tengeru Section (14.2kms) and Arusha Bypass Section (42km), while the second phase will go up to
The contractor for the purpose has already been earmarked. The Arusha Regional TANROADS Manager, Eng. Deusdedit Kakoko, said the completion of the project will boost regional trade as well as changing the entire outlook of Arusha.
"It is our hope the investment will also help to address traffic congestion as the project is meant to make the road be able to accommodate the increasing number of vehicles," Eng. Kakoko said, adding that more than 700 houses are to be demolished to pave way for the proposed road project.
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