Lilongwe City is expected to get a facelift once Lilongwe City Council (LCC) completes the upgrading and rehabilitation of 13 roads that connect different locations within the city.
Said the mayor: “As one way of improving the appearance of Lilongwe, the council will soon embark on upgrading some of the roads in the city. The upgrading of the roads will make it easier for motorists to access different locations of the city.”
The project, set to start in March 2016 and end in June same year, will upgrade and rehabilitate 13 roads, which include the 2.5-kilometre (km) Biwi road across Chidzanja via Chipasula to Area 23, one km road from Chinsapo police towards Nguluwe Primary School, and a three-km road from Falls to Area 36 via Phwetekere.
LCC director of engineering services Julius Tsogolani said all the roads are of low volume, meaning they will not accommodate heavy trucks.
He said: “The council is advising all people not to drive their heavy trucks on these roads once upgrading is finished.”
Currently, the council is looking for contractors to carry out the project. Government is funding the project through the council from the 2015/16 national budget.