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PRESS RELEASE
https://www.rd.org.ls
Qualitity Roads ,improving conectivity
The Roads Directorate is excited to announce the commencement
of the much-awaited rehabilitation of artificial road lighting on
the A1 Road, spanning from the main traffic circle to the A1 and
B20 intersection (Lakeside), and the A2 Road, from the main
traffic circle to Thabong traffic circle.
The rehabilitation of the A1 Road’s artificial road lighting has been
awarded to Makhoakhoa Electrical Construction (Pty) Ltd, in a
contract worth M5,049,292.20. Simultaneously, the contract for
the A2 Road’s rehabilitation has been awarded to Power Factor
(Pty) Ltd, with a contract value of M6,570,822.90.
The estimated completion time for these projects is set at four
(4) months, during which the following scope of works will be
executed:

  • Excavation of paving blocks to allow for the laying of new
    cables
  • Trench and pole excavation, including fully compacted
    backfilling
  • Replacement of the old artificial road lights with modern,
    efficient ones
  • Upgrading of light fittings to enhance visibility and safety
  • Installation of new metering kiosks with steel enclosures,
    equipped with padlocks to safeguard against vandalism,
    which has been a concern in the past.
    To achieve cost-effectiveness, instead of installing poles and
    running separate cable lines on both sides of the road, the
    new artificial lights will be installed on the raised lane divider
    on both roads. This innovative approach will not only reduce
    installation costs but also contribute to the overall longevity and
    sustainability of the lighting infrastructure.
    These significant projects are aimed at improving mobility and
    ensuring public safety for all road users during night time travel.
    Funding for these rehabilitation works has been provided by the
    Road Fund.
    As both rehabilitation projects commence, the Roads Directorate
    urges all motorists to exercise caution and follow temporary road
    signs displayed. The Directorate appreciates the cooperation
    and understanding of road users during this time.
    ENDS
    About us:
    The Roads Directorate is a semi-autonomous government
    institution legally established in 2010. The Directorate is
    mandated with planning, development and maintenance of
    the road network.
    Issued by: Nozesolo Matela
    Public Relations Manager
    Corner Senate and Lepoqo Streets,
    Industrial Area, Maseru
    Tel: 22312090
    E-mail: mpopon@rd.org.ls
    Thursday, 27 July 2023
    ARTIFICIAL ROAD LIGHTING ON SECTIONS OF A1 AND A2 GETS UPGRADED
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