The Ndola City Council has contracted the Polytechnic Construction Company to carry out maintenance works on the damaged road on the Ndeke fly over bridge, which has been in a deplorable state for some time now.
The project which is under the 55 million United States dollar Poly-Technologies road project, will see a 43 kilometre stretch of roads being upgraded to bituminous standards.
The project is aimed at decongesting the Central Business district and also intends to link many townships within the vicinity while providing job opportunities for the youth.
Ndola Central Member of parliament Emmanuel Mulenga who was accompanied by the City Mayor Amon Chisenga and NCC Acting Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya revealed this information to ZANIS in an interview in Ndola when he inspected the damaged stretch.
Mr Mulenga explained that after consultative meetings, it was agreed that one kilometer of the road works under polytechnic be channeled to doing the damaged Ndeke fly over bridge in order to maintain a good road network in the city.
Mr Mulenga added that the road works will commence soon and has since called on road users to bear with the council as they will be inconvenienced, but assured members of the public that works that will be done will stand a taste of time.
He further appealed to traffic police officers not to mount road blocks on the affected road in order to avoid congestion.
And Mr Bwalya said members of the public are being notified that effective Wednesday the Ndeke fly over bridge road will be closed to allow for maintenance works to commence.