First blacktop surface for Swakopmund-Henties Bay road

The road between Henties Bay and Swakopmund received its first stretch of blacktop (bitumen) at the end of September. The upgrade of the stretch of road between Swakopmund and Henties Bay seems to be behind schedule though, as the initial completion date was set to March 2018.
Currently earth-works for the road construction are carried out in the vicinity of Areva’s Erongo desalination plant.
To the southern side of the desalination plant no progress has been made to date.
An enquiry was sent to the Roads Authority regarding the progress of the road project, but no answer was received yet. Several members of the public called the newspaper in recent weeks and reported roadworks came to a total standtill.
The upgrade forms part of the first phase of the project to upgrade the road from Swakopund to Kamanjab. After the Swakopmund – Henties Bay stretch (90km) the upgrade of the road Henties Bay – Uis (92km) will comence. Phase two includes the upgrade of the road Kamanjab – Khorixas (105km) and Khorixas – Uis (115km). The total project cost is estimated at N$558 million.

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