Road nears completion


THE construction of a 4.5km road from the Hanuabada bypass to Waigani is on schedule, with only the last section to be sealed this week, an official says.
National Capital Districte engineering manager Augustine Ravi told The National that the road was fully sealed and within three days the entire road would be completed.
“The Koura (the road) will be completed ahead of the scheduled completion date of Oct 21,” he said.
“Within the next three days, the entire section will be sealed and the remaining job would be line-marking and lighting.
Ravi said the official opening of the road was planned for Sept 28 but would be confirmed soon.
Consultant company, MC Infrastructure managing director Graham Moody said,  Chinese Harbour Engineering Construction was focusing on finishing the work near Waigani and asphalting the last section of the road.
“We still have lights, road signs and line-markings as well as footpaths and drainage to finish. Once this is done, the cleaning up will happen and we expect the road to be opened to traffic in late September or early October,” Moody said.
Meanwhile, Moody said the Magani Crescent, the road at the back of the University of Papua New Guinea was around 80 per cent completed.
He said work was progressing on the earthworks and pavements over the remaining 1km section of road at the back of the university.
He said theindependence Drive extension earthworks were almost completed.
“Around 200m of Independence Drive has been asphalted,” Moody said.

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