GIS - September 03, 2012: The Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport and Shipping, Mr Anil Kumar Bachoo expressed satisfaction this morning with the work accomplished so far after a site visit Phase 1 of the Ring Road Project. Up to 90% of Phase 1 works has been achieved and the completion should be in a very near future, he said.
The road passes mainly through rolling, hilly and mountainous zones. At the same time connection with the Pailles residential areas has been maintained through construction of junctions. Besides its national importance (provision of alternative entries and exits from Port Louis) and pending completion of Phase 2 the road will also allow local residents to derive benefits from this infrastructure. Moreover the Phase 1 will provide a direct access from M1 to Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre.
The scope of works for Phase 1 from Montebello to Guibies consists of the following features: Construction of about 7.0 km divided into a 4.5 kilometres dual carriageway road from Montebello to Guibies and an access road about 0.5 kilometre to connect Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre to the proposed main road, and 2.0 kilometre (acceleration/ deceleration) links; four roundabouts for dual carriageway; one 4 lane grade separated junction underpass on motorway M1; one 73m long pre-stressed concrete bridge; one 60m long reinforced concrete bridge; two Reinforced Concrete underpass/flyover; miscellaneous drainage structures, retaining walls and reinforced earth system and provision of miscellaneous road equipment and furniture such as carriageway markings, traffic signs, handrails, safety fences, and street lighting.
The alignment of this road has been chosen following out a feasibility study and detailed engineering by international consultant namely Messrs DHV International (UK) and carried out Consulting Engineering Services (India) Ltd.
Minister Bachoo was also present at Soreze where Southbound traffic returned to normal this morning. Northbound traffic will return to normal tomorrow. The diversion at Soreze was put in place to allow construction of four lane grade separated junction under motorway M1.