Mr Joshua Amukugo, Spokesperson for the City of Windhoek this week announced that the extensive upgrading of city roads will continue and that motorist should be careful when using these roads. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)
Commuters from Katutura’s northern suburbs up to Goreangab, will have to find an alternative route into the city once the main artery, Monte Christo Road, is closed so that its surface can be tarred. The City of Windhoek announced this week that Monte Christo Road, the main artery between Windhoek’s Northern Industrial Area and Katutura’s new northern suburbs, will be partially closed from the junctions with Outapi and Bethanie Streets, up to Goreangab surburb due to the planned upgrading from gravel to bitumen. Mr Joshua Amukugo, City of Windhoek Spokesperson said that portions of the road will be accessible to residents, but motorist should exercise caution while using the road. “The City is investing a total of N$47 million for the tarring and upgrading of Omuvapu Street, Tauno Hatuikilipi Street, Walvis Bay Street, Omutula Street, Monte Christo Road, Tolla Street, Bethanie Street, Outapi Street and Lucia Street,” said Amukugo. He added that the construction work started on 2 August 2014 but is only expected to be completed by July next year . “It is unfortunate that although the road maintenance, upgrade and expansion are necessary, it has been observed that some motorist are impatient and do not adhere to road signs and rules,” emphasised Amukugo. He also announced the temporary shutdown of the new Goreangab Water Reclamation Plant during this week for urgent maintenance work. During the shutdown, more water was obtained from Von Bach and from the city’s boreholes. Normal water reticulation is restored this Friday.