PHASE two of the $243million Kukum Highway Project resumes today with road clearing.
The project will cover the 6.3 kilometre road from the Ministry of Fisheries at Kukum to Honiara International Airport at Henderson.
The project component will include 4 lane roads to Lungga Bridge and a 2 kilometre 2 lane road from Lungga Bridge to the airport.
Ancillaries to the road project are the drainage systems, bus station lights, traffic sign boards and pavement marking.
The phase two project is the continuation from where Kukum Highway Phase One project ended, which is just before the SINU Kukum Campus entrance.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele and Japan’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Morimoto Yasuhiro signed the agreement to continue phase two of the road project on 27th January 2021 in Honiara.
A statement from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) permanent secretary Stephen Maesiola on Friday last week said according to the contractor’s work schedule for the project, work will start on 21st March 2022 from Henderson to Lungga Bridge.
“Works will involve road clearing, constructing of drainages and culvert installation. Therefore, the road should be cleared from any and all obstruction that may hinder and or impede the contractor’s work progress,” Mr Maesiola said.
The project is led by MID on behalf of the national government with the assistance of the Japanese Government.
Mr Maesiola said the Contractor’s Traffic Management Plan will be applied during construction time and Guadalcanal Police Traffic Henderson will be assisting the contractor in traffic control.
By LACHLAN EDDIE