While construction of the Uhasibu and Chang’ombe flyovers is ongoing, the vehicles will, from May 30 this year, be allowed to use one side of each bridge.
The move is meant to reduce traffic congestion for cars heading and coming from the Dar es Salaam’s city centre.
Minister for Works and Transport Prof Mbarawa, made the statement yesterday upon his visit to the Bus Rapid Transit projects in the city.
The Minister began his tour by inspecting the construction of the BRT Phase 2, 11.3-kilometre section from Dar es Salaam Port junction to Mbagala where he inspected the flyover at Puma energy area and went to Uhasibu at Kurasini area.
“I am satisfied with the development of this project, and from May this year motorists will start using one side of this flyover (Uhasibu) and that at Chang’ombe in order to reduce traffic jams in the city,” he stated.
However, he said, the drivers will be allowed to pass during mornings and evenings, when people go and return from the city centre respectively.
The Minister thanked President Samia Suluhu Hassan for endorsing funds for implementation of road projects.
“As Minister responsible for road infrastructures, I will ensure that the projects are completed on time to bring economic development,” he said.
He said the BRT phase two involves constructing roads with total of 20.3 kilometres, out of which 11.3km is the road stretch from Dar es Salaam Port junction to Mbagala, Bandari-Gerezani (1.4km), Chang’ombe-Mgulani (2.8km), Kawawa road (3.5km) and Gerezani-Bandari-City Hall (1.3km).
The project construction is implemented by contractor SINOHYDRO Corporation Ltd, under supervision of consultant BOTEK Bosphorus Technical Consulting Corporation from Turkey in collaboration with Apex Engineering Ltd from Tanzania.
The projects, which started in May 2019, are expected to be completed in March, 2023.