K13bn six lane road upgrade in Lilongwe: Chakwera commits to ease traffic congestion

President Lazarus Chakwera has committed to reduce traffic congestion especially in the cities with government announcing that it will commence a project to construct a six-lane carriage in Lilongwe at an estimated cost of K13 billion.

Area 18 interchange

The road from Parliament Roundabout through Kamuzu Central Roundabout to Shoprite/Nico Centre will be upgraded to a six-lane carriage.

This was disclosed on Wednesday when Chakwera toured the K7.6 billion Area 18 Cloverleaf Traffic Interchange located at the site of the then Area 18  Roundabout which has an upper road from Parliament Roundabout to Bingu National Stadium which was upgraded to dual carriageway.

“I am happy that the road is coming to an end,” said Chakwera—who was accompanied by Minster of Transport and Public Works Mohammed Sidik Mia and Japanese and Chinese envoys, among other dignitaries.

“I am also happy we have commitment to build more roads so that the decongestion is not only about the Interchange. It is also connected to other developments

“I am very happy that all these things are happening at this time,” he added.

The underpass also has a dual carriage on the M1 and is expected to be later connected to the planned Kanengo to Mchinji Roundabout dual carriageway.

Meanwhile, Mia told journalists that other projects to be financed by development partners are the road from Lilongwe CCAP through Lilongwe Bridge via Crossroads carriageway and the Mchinji Road Roundabout passing through Area 18 to Area 25.

He also said the M1 from Kamuzu International Airport junction to Mzimba Turn-off and the dilapidated Chiweta Road will also be upgraded.

Roads Authority chief executive officer Emmanuel Matapa said his office has been given “clear instruction” to construct and rehabilitate a number of roads nationwide.

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Wakuphili
Wakuphili
9 months ago

All those are DPP projects. O Chakwela ndi Mbuya sanayambe yao.

Rodrick Phiri
Rodrick Phiri
9 months ago
Reply to  Wakuphili

Pitalaso anamalizitsa Ma project owapeza. Ndimmene zimayenderatu

Mbava
Mbava
9 months ago
Reply to  Wakuphili

Retarded thinking, if DPP didn’t steal all that money “your” projects should have completed and may be Malawians would have voted for you

Kambewa ngozo
9 months ago
Reply to  Wakuphili

Foseki
The projects were not funded by his personal money.

Ishmael
Ishmael
9 months ago
Reply to  Wakuphili

Iwe wabodza,this is different project fool,
IT has nothing to do with APM stop fooling yourself

Henele Gopani
Henele Gopani
9 months ago

Ku Blantyre nako kukufunika miseu mtown mumabowa, asah…

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

That picture doesn’t make sense though. I do however get the idea.

Mbava
Mbava
9 months ago

Just remember we drive on the left!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbava

I know but how do you exit or/and how many?

Dengu
Dengu
9 months ago

Cloverleaf junction: traffic joining conflicts with traffic leaving a road. This layout is not regarded as good road design and many such interchanges around the world have been rebuilt because of the problems of traffic weaving. The roads look good but this layout may be regretted. Shame!

Yeshua msikuwa
Yeshua msikuwa
9 months ago

Bambo Mia mudyapo zingati, galu iwe sungalephele kutolapo chikwama pa order procurement imeneyi.

Mbava
Mbava
9 months ago
Reply to  Yeshua msikuwa

Wodya Zake alibe mlandu!

TRUE FACTS
TRUE FACTS
9 months ago

The agreemnets were already made by DPP government. The developments will be in Phases. Phase 1 was Parliament and duo to area 18 Round about. Bingu stadium and duo road from area 18 round about to Stadium. Phase 2. parliament to Shoprite, Lilongwe community to cross roads. Phase 3. Crossroads to Area 18 Round about to Airport. Phase 4. Lumbadzi to Kasungu. Phase 5. Kasungu to Mzimba and Phase 6 Mzimba to Livingstonia.

The funders will not accept re-negotiations lets keep waiting for our phase

Nachipanti
Nachipanti
9 months ago
Reply to  TRUE FACTS

Zikomo, ife a Tonse a Alliance will take from here. Tizatseguliranso ndife a Tonse Alliance

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago
Reply to  TRUE FACTS

With dpp, all would have ended with phase one and the rest into their pockets. Talk of Mombera university, Mzuzu airport, youth centre, etc.

Richard Steel
Richard Steel
9 months ago
Reply to  TRUE FACTS

Worry not. That’s how governments work. You do not discontinue a development project simply because it was initiated by a former government. Actually, go to the Lilongwe Civic Offices and ask for an old development plan made under Kamuzu’s leadership. All what you see implemented was already designed, and governments are just implementing. the only difference is that implementation is being done in piece meals, which is okay with an economy of our size. Nothing strange for a sound mind here!

Ishmael
Ishmael
9 months ago
Reply to  Richard Steel

DPP never built those roads, it will build by tonse alliance stop fooling yourself

Mazira
Mazira
9 months ago
Reply to  TRUE FACTS

The agreements were between Malawi Government and funders. If the government wants to renegotiate, there is no problem all they need to do is to invite the funders to the table and discuss, Period!

Rodrick Phiri
Rodrick Phiri
9 months ago
Reply to  TRUE FACTS

Kuganiza mwa negative m’bale

Mbava
Mbava
9 months ago
Reply to  TRUE FACTS

DPP failed to implement them so you can’t claim anything on paper you fools!! You stole all the money

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

We want the locations or townships to have roads as well. Why was the road in the old Area 49 scrapped by Bakili Muluzi? We want it back. There is development in area 49 New Shire without roads. Gulliver had been without roads since 1991 and now it is a well developed location with a Stadium nearby. Kawale, Kaliyeka, Area 23, Area 25, etc have no roads and some that were constructed by Plem and Master are in very bad condition. Blantyre Townships need facelift as well and they do not look clean. Poor waste management in all cities and… Read more »

JONES
JONES
9 months ago

Winawo adawuyamba nda Peter Mutharika! This is what we want. Do not abandon projects that were started by your predecessors. This is a great gesture.
There are other projects that will of course require to be stopped kikikikiki

Boscosteve Lupiya
Boscosteve Lupiya
9 months ago

Please before any start with Mzimba Kasungu road because it is in a poor condition

Heston
Heston
9 months ago

great development. please also consider lilongwe blantyre dual carriageway

Hastings Mwenitete
Hastings Mwenitete
9 months ago
Reply to  Heston

Agree. High time this was dual carriage. It would drastically minimise accidents and save precious lives

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago
Reply to  Heston

Very true and more.

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