Angola: First section of Luanda highway opens December

18 August 2008

Luanda, Angola, 18 Aug – Part of the Luanda ring road, being built by Brazilian contractor Odebrecht, will be opened to traffic in December, the company’s contract director said in Luanda Friday.

Tiago Brito told Angolan news agency Angop that everything was being done to deliver a 33 kilometre stretch of the highway by December.

He added that the stretch to be delivered included public lighting and signage.

Brito noted that the entire project was scheduled for completion in July 2009.

The project is part of a set of one-off solutions for the improvement of traffic in the capital, carried out by the Angolan Roads Institute (INEA)

The intersection of the road will provide a link between the South and East of Luanda province.

The road will be 42.40 meters wide, and have two lanes running in each direction.

When it is open to traffic, the road will improve the link between the municipal areas of Cacuaco, Viana, Samba and Kilamba-Kiaxi, as well as access to the new airport from the provinces that neighbour Luanda. (macauhub)