CH&PA inviting bids for Eccles to Mandela 4-lane highway
The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is now inviting bids for the construction of a 2.8-kilometre four-lane highway from Eccles to Mandela Avenue.
President Dr Irfaan Ali announced the construction of this access road during a visit to the area last week.
Housing and Water Minister, Collin Croal has since said that work is expected to begin in April once the evaluation process is completed.
“We have tendered the contracts into six lots, and this will allow a spread for quick implementation,” Croal told the DPI on Saturday.
The road will link to the new one being constructed from the Diamond Housing Scheme to Eccles. Croal said he anticipates President Ali commissioning the road from Diamond to Mocha during the first quarter of this year.
It will also complement the construction of internal roads in housing schemes along the East Bank corridor.
“Huge opportunities will be created with the opening of a number of access land, and we want to commend His Excellency on leading this effort and the PPP/C manifesto commitment to ensure more access is made available for new lands and the opening for a number of road networks. This augers well for our Ministry and the country,” he added.
The delivery/construction period for the project is 210 days per lot. Bids are open until February 25.