A section of Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road will be temporarily closed in Hwange to allow for the construction of a crossing pipeline by Afcons Vijeta-JV on behalf of the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC).
In a statement seen by the Chronicle, Afcons Vijeta-JV and ZPC said the construction work will include the deployment of heavy machinery between the 337km and 338.5km pegs in Hwange. Read the notice:
The public and motorists are advised to be extremely cautious as Afcons Vijeta-JV will be executing construction works on behalf of the Zimbabwe Power Company for crossing the pipeline, which essentially includes deployment of heavy machinery at Chainage 337 to 338.5 in Hwange. Motorists are also urged to observe speed limit signs as they approach the construction site at the highway and follow direction signs to the detour provided.
Motorists have been requested to fully cooperate with flagmen deployed at the site for smooth movement of traffic.
Afcons Vijeta-JV, an Indian consortium, was awarded the contract to rebuild the Deka pump station and build the 42 km pipeline that will transport water from the Zambezi river to the Hwange power plant.