HARARE: Mbudzi Traffic interchange taking shape

By John Nhandara
GOVERNMENT’S infrastructure development programme is gathering momentum, with marked progress in the construction of the Mbudzi traffic Interchange.
The US$88 million Mbudzi traffic interchange is taking shape with civil engineering works underway.
Notable progress has been made in the construction of reinforced concrete and steel structures that will hold pillars for the extension of Glen Norah bridge, with the construction of diversionary routes also underway.
Once complete, the project is expected to ease congestion at Mbudzi round about, which has been a headache for motorists during peak hours.
“There is congestion at this round about and we hope the interchange will remedy the situation, We are happy about this project because it will ensure smooth movement of traffic, is a good project for national development and we hope it will be completed soon,” said a motorist.
Meanwhile, the rehabilitation of Seke road under the emergency road rehabilitation programme has resumed.
Reconstruction has commenced at Chinhamo area, Manyame Bridge and Zororo and Chikwanha junctions.
“A lot of accidents were happening in this area because of the road which was in bad shape,” mourned a resident.
“This is a positive development because as motorists, we had challenges negotiating through this road because of potholes,” said a motorist.
Government’s economic blue print, the National Development Strategy one emphasises infrastructure development as key in the realisation of national priorities.