South Sudan Gov’t stops the rehabilitation of the Juba-Nimule route, plan to build it as a dual carriageway.
The South Sudan Roads Authority has announced that the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the Juba-Nimule highway have been halted due to a new policy.
The government began redeveloping and rehabilitating the single-lane Juba-Nimule highway in July of this year.
However, the Ministry of Roads and Bridges has halted construction, with plans to build it as a dual carriageway, similar to the Juba-Bor road.
“It is a directive that every national highway must have four lanes. As a result, we had to start over,” Eng. In an Eye Radio report seen by NCMP, Benjamin Kenyatta explained.
He couldn’t say when the renovation would start, but he did say, “We will soon finalize our plans.”
The redevelopment and rehabilitation of the Juba-Nimule highway began in July 2021, after nearly ten years of neglect.
The highway was built in 2012 by the American government’s implementing agency, USAID.
The road cost $220 million to build.