Harare to patch up potholes

HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) will in the next four weeks embark on major road maintenance as the rains have caused major damage to the roads.

“The rains, which are pounding a road network starved of periodic intervention measures over the years due to underfunding of the roads sector, are causing the roads to literally open-up,” Phillip Pfukwa, director of engineering services  said.

“Most are no longer trafficable, thus creating hazardous situations for both motorists and pedestrians. While in the medium term, the city is working out modalities of raising a $400 million funding for upgrading the road network, management has come up with a short-term strategy to deal with the pothole menace.”

Roads that are first to be restored are the main feeder roads and VIP routes used by the president and diplomatic dignitaries.

Smaller roads will be dealt with during the course of the year.

“Besides pothole patching the road crews will be clearing storm-water drains at all problematic areas,” he said.

Comments (6)

Ho President and diplomats nhai, ko isu marate payers dzedu road ndodzopedzeserwa?

Observer - 9 January 2014

Ho nhayi, munongoda kugadzira road inofamba naMugabe, ndiye munhu chete MuZimbabwe. Pedzezvo moti pamberi neZANU-PF. This is animal farm style of leadership. Muno ndarota maitika hondo because the liberation struggle was meant to remove hudzvanyiriri. Hondo ichaitika muno ndeyekubvisa hudzvanyiriri hweZANU-PF. Mirayi muone henyu.

Mbavha - 9 January 2014

"Smaller roads will be dealt with during the course of the year." mmmm andifunge kudaro!

posh - 9 January 2014

Heavy loreries carrying bricks are damaging roads in residential areas. The roads in Marlborough Redroofs, Elizabeth Windsor and Princess Margaret have been badly affected. Vanotiza mapurisa kumain road and use these roads enroute to the eastern surbarbs. Please city council, can you do something to stop this. it is happening right under your noses. At least four lorries pass through Princess Margaret loaded with bricks and roads ava makomba ega. These roads are not meant for heavy loads.

regalia moyo - 9 January 2014

They must shut up and patch the roads. We want to see action not words. Mudzuri came with acton but it was too good for Chombo nekuti Chombo anoshandisa ma 4x4.

Maita Manyuka - 10 January 2014

Regalia Moyo ko varikuvaka kuma red roofs neku Princess Margaret vacho zvdhina zvinofamba nepi ukati this must stop. Ma roads ngaagadzirwe full stop? Voshandisa ma bhara kusvika imba yapera? Wherever there is housing projects ma brick lorries will always be there to deliver the bricks. Migwagwa ngaigadzirwe ndosaka tichiterera dzimota tichibhadhara ma toll gates.

Maita Manyuka - 10 January 2014

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