The third phase of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) flyover will cost US$ 14m and will officially commence works in May this year. This was confirmed by Tanzanian Minister for Works, Dr. John Magufuli in a parliamentary session this week.
The flyover will be built on the Mandela/Nyerere road junction. The same contractors, who were to be revealed by the government will also be undertaking the Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road between Morocco and Mwenge and Kamata-Bendera Tatu road.
The agreement was recently signed by the Tanzanian Government and that of Japan and the intention of its construction is to decongest the capital city. The total amount of the construction project now stands at US$ 42m.
Dr Magufuli further said that apart from decongesting the city, the flyover will also serve to improve and upgrade the road transport sector in Dar es Salaam and its environs.
For so long now, Dar es Salaam has been overwhelmed by too much congestion that has been leading into a traffic nightmares for city residents and travelers and once complete, the flyover will assist them big time. The government will also undertake construction of Ubungo junction according to the minister. Engineering design and preparation of tender documents has already been completed.
Late last year, the country announced it would construct a flyover over Coco Beach along Toure Drive, to connect to Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road.