Cabinet on Tuesday announced a progress report on the Emergency Roads Rehabilitation Programme 2 (ERRP2) which reflect completed and ongoing projects across the country’s ten provinces. Highlights include the following:
a. The Programme has so far rehabilitated 318.7km of road length, while 10 946 km have been re-gravelled;
b. 11 529 km have been graded;
c. Potholes have been patched on a total of 7 156km;
d. 1 150km drainage structures have been constructed or repaired across all Road Authorities, while 204 wash-aways have been reclaimed;
e. A total length of 7 092.1km of drains have been attended; and
g. Verge clearing has been completed on 10 309 km.
Roads Authorities have, nonetheless, been directed to ensure that projects under their purview are completed by the end of October to ensure that outstanding works are completed before the onset of the impending heavy rains.
Going forward, Local Roads Authorities will purchase road maintenance equipment using Devolution Funds under a phased approach, where equipment is imported, with the authorities being authorized to procure locally where it is locally available.