As part of our efforts to provide regular updates to the public as project works advance, here is
a summary of the latest update on the Bertil Harding Highway covering July – August:
- Piling for construction of the fly-over bridge at km 2+600 (Old Yundum junction) is completed. Excavation and blinding of pile foundations are underway.
- Piling team has now moved to km 9+600 (BRUSUBI Turntable) where they have started work since September 5th and on daily basis, 2-3 piles done.
- Earthworks are suspended due to heavy rains and will resume immediately after the
- The relocation of utility services such as overhead electric cables, underground water pipes, and fibre optic cables have also advanced significantly well with 70% completion for phase.
- The contractor has committed to intensifying the works by doubling the amount of equipment on site and operating a 24-hour multiple shift roster (day and night)
Could be recalled that before the earlier- than- anticipated heavy down pours, asphalt
laying for the first 5cm thick hot mixed asphalt had commenced from some parts of the first section of the project (km 0+350 – km 1+950).
Reacting to the report, the Head of Brand and Communications said: “We are highly encouraged by the pace of progress. On behalf of the Secretariat and all stakeholders, I would like to assure the public we are committed to delivering this development project on time without compromising quality.”