By Staff Writer
Bitumen World (Private) Limited, responsible for the construction of the dazzling Harare drive traffic circle has issued a statement as part of its mandate of informing the public on the developments leading to the construction of the traffic circle along Harare Drive at Gaydon road.
In a statement, the company said the project was part of an initiative funded by Zimbabwe National Road Association aimed at rehabilitating Harare Drive between Borrowdale and Drew Roads.
“The Traffic Circle is a product of the contract between client, City of Harare and contractor, Bitumen World (Pvt) Ltd, funded by Zimbabwe National Roads Association (Zinara), agreed to in February of this year.
“The initial project was to rehabilitate Harare Drive between Borrowdale and Drew Roads, a total of 4.5km, by strengthening and widening the road to a full 10metres. Towards the end of the twelve-week project, Bitumen World was awarded the additional works to construct a traffic circle at the Harare Drive, Gaydon Road, Rolf Avenue intersection,” reads the statement.
The company also did some landscaping on the traffic circle and added lighting effects much to the amazement of the public.
“Bitumen World took financial responsibility for the landscaping of the traffic circle and surrounding quadrants, implemented an irrigation system, erected solar powered street lights, and topped it off with blue lighting effects at no additional cost to client or rate payers.”
Residents and road users who ply Harare drive warmly commended the development by the company on social media,
@Tafiez tweeted “Bitumen, you did a wonderful job that’s why everybody wants exclusive credit for that round-about. Thank you for the clarification, all 3 parties played party, let’s enjoy the beauty together”
Another tweet by @RickieMcCawley reads, “Well done to whoever designed the Gaydon roundabout…”
Managing Director of the company Andre Zietsman, said the initiative was for the general public’s benefit, “It’s there for the community to enjoy, this was a joint commitment from all three parties of which everyone fulfilled their role resulting in the beautification of Harare for the benefit of its road users,” said Zietsman.