By Joseph Wanzusi
Construction works on four Mbale Municipality Roads will be complete by November, Plinth Technical Works project manager, Eng. Richardson Babiha has said.
Babiha said the laying asphalt will start with Republic Street and Pallisa Road.
Other Roads include: Mugisu Hill Road and Nabuyonga Rise normally used as a by-pass for heavy trucks connecting Tororo to Soroti highway. Plinth is also undertaking construction works on selected roads in Soroti and Tororo Municipalities.
The Sh10.6bn project was launched in June 2014 and would have been completed by July this year.
“The completion date was, however, extended to allow new road design following a public outcry by property owners over the original designs that left shop verandas below the road surface,” Babiha explained.
Municipal council spokesperson James Kutosi said the council was closely monitoring the construction works adding that they expect the project including road markings and placing of sign posts should be completed by December this year.
“We expect that when this project is completed, it will change the face of Mbale municipality now that government is to grant the municipality a city status in the near future,”Kutosi added.
An overhead shot of Republic Street being worked on. Road works are expected to be complete in November. PHOTO/Joseph Wanzusi
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