By Andrew Ndhlovu
Traffic activities will be disrupted in Lilongwe for the next five months following a decision by Roads Authority to close part of M1 road of Area 18 roundabout to pave way for construction works.
Speaking after touring the construction site, Chief Engineer from Road Fund Administration, Joel Longwe said to avoid congestion during the implementation of the project; the road would be temporarily closed.
“We are closing temporarily part of M1 road so that construction works should not be distracted and urging all motorists to be using the diversions that have been constructed around the construction site,” he explained
Longwe added that the construction of the dual carriage way stretching from parliament roundabout would ease traffic congestion in the city.
“As Roads Fund Administration, we are hoping that after completing this project, the traffic jam in our roads will be reduced as people will have more choice on which route to take,” he pointed out.
The Project is expected to be completed in March, 2019 and is locally funded to the tune of K 10 billion that will see the country have its first ever interchange that will replace Area 18 roundabout.