Upgrading the B1 to a dual carriageway between Windhoek and Okahandja
The stretch of road that is widely regarded as the most dangerous in Namibia is set to shed its notoriety when Aveng Grinaker-LTA completes a N$ 239-million contract to upgrade this section of the B1 motorway.
The project entails upgrading the B1 to a dual carriageway between Windhoek and Okahandja, from 24,5km to 34,5km, says Aveng Grinaker-LTA Civil Engineering Divisional Managing Director, Richard Evans.
It will comprise 691 000m3 of mass earthworks and 324 000m2 of single seal (Cape Seal) surfacing. The company will also undertake the construction of two interchanges, each with a north-and south-bound bridge.
This specific piece of road had earned the reputation as the most dangerous stretch in Namibia
In addition, a 4,5km service road will be constructed to create access to the plots next to the carriageways. The B1 is the main corridor connecting Windhoek to the north and to the west coast, and needs to accommodate a large amount of traffic on a daily basis.
“Because this specific piece of road had earned the reputation as the most dangerous stretch in Namibia, the Namibian Government, in conjunction with its roads authority, decided to upgrade it to a double carriageway in order to make it safer for all road users,” Evans says.
Aveng Grinaker-LTA ’s current project works are due for completion in April 2016.
About Aveng Grinaker-LTA
Aveng Grinaker-LTA, one of the largest operating groups in the Aveng Group stable, is an integrated construction business and has been playing a principal role in the development of Southern Africa’s infrastructure for decades with exceptional safety, health and environmental systems.
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About Aveng Group
The Aveng Group is a global infrastructure development company based in South Africa with a proven track record and presence in more than 30 countries. The Aveng Group has a history spanning more than 125 years and was listed on the JSE in 1991.
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