The Road Development Agency (RDA) has awarded a K26 billion contract to Reubex Construction Company to do the periodic maintenance of the Maamba/Batooka road.
RDA Public Relations Officer Royce Saili told ZANIS in Sinazongwe that the contractor would work on the 88 Km road.
Ms. Saili said the scope of the work would include edge repairing, surface dressing, Asphat overlay on limited sections of the road, and road making.
She said the contractor was expected to complete the work in eight months and has already started mobilising materials and equipment to be used on the site.
The Public Relations Officer said RDA would ensure that all the temporal bridges that were put up during the last season’s floods would be worked on.
In February RDA Acting Director Erasmus Chilundika disclosed that Maamba/Batooka road was advertised for reconstruction because it had outlived its usefulness.
He said despite the floods that had washed away culverts and cut of the entire district from the rest of the country, the road had reached a rehabilitation stage.