Mota-Engil to construct Interference Bridge in Malawi



Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construcao, S.A. (MEEC), a company structuring a multimillion Nacala Corridor Project railway line, is set to construct an interference bridge along the Zalewa road in Malawi, Newstime Africa can report.

The interference bridge is part of the 138.5 kilometers rail line being constructed from Cambulatsitsi (Mwatizi) on the Malawi-Mocambique boarder through Thambani in Mwanza to Nkaya in Balaka district.

But the works has affected traffic flow on the busy M1 Zalewa road, forcing the company to come up with an alternative route for the mobility of traffic flow on the busy M1 road.

“Mota-Engil would like to inform the public that the M1 Road section between Kamwamba and Phalula on the Zalewa road will be closed to traffic.

“But to ensure that there is no interruption in vehicular movement due to the bridge works, and to minimize traffic congestion, a bituminous and adequate signage installed at the site,” in a press release the company has indicated.

The company advises road users to observe the road signs strategically installed for purposes of free flow of traffic during the six months-period that the works will be done.

According to MEEC, the exact section of the road that will be closed is 25 kilometers from Chingeni Road Block and 15 kilometers from M6 Junction on the Blantyre-Mwanza road.

“The construction work will be between Kamwamba and Phalula on the M1 Zalewa road and the section will be closed to traffic for a period of six months


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