THE Zimbabwe National Road Administration says it has failed to meet the December 31 deadline to complete the widening of the Plumtree-Bulawayo-Harare-Mutare Highway and Airport road owing to persistent rains.In a notice yesterday, zinara said it had failed to beat the deadline.
“Zinara would like to advise the motoring public that due to the persistent rains, we are no longer able to complete Phase One of the Harare Airport Road by December 31.
“We are not able to make Asphalt mix with wet aggregate stones under such conditions,” read the notice.
“The wet spell has also affected other projects such as the Plumtree-Bulawayo-Harare-Mutare highway and the pothole patching efforts throughout the country.”
Zinara urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads.
“Motorists are, however, reminded to drive with due care and attention as these roads are still construction sites,” said zinara.
zinara is funding Harare Airport Road project from its vehicle licensing fees.
It took over the project which was started six years ago in June last year from Harare City Council which had contracted Augur Investments but lacked financial capacity.
Phase One of the Airport Road project was 90 percent complete as of November.
It will include the dual carriageway, widening of roads, road signs and roundabouts.
The Plumtree-Bulawayo-Harare-Mutare highway project is also almost complete.