A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a flyover on Motorway M2 at the Terre Rouge Roundabout was held this morning, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. Following the ceremony, the Prime Minister visited the flyover at Quay D roundabout where he took stock of the works carried out and proceeded to the unveiling of a plaque.
The Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Local Government and Disaster Risk Management, Dr Mohammad Anwar Husnoo; the Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Georges Pierre Lesjongard; the Minister of National Infrastructure and Community Development, Mr Mahendranuth Sharma Hurreeram, and other personalities were also present.
In a statement after the events, the Prime Minister underpinned the objective of the Terre Rouge Flyover project, which is namely to address the severe congestion problem along Motorway M2 between Port Louis and Terre Rouge. He underlined that the existing Terre Rouge roundabout is currently operating beyond capacity, during both peak and off-peak hours, with subsequent queuing along Motorway M2 and adjacent roads.
The Terre Rouge Flyover, he said, therefore seeks to address this problem by reconfiguring traffic movements for enhanced traffic fluidity and to increase road security.
Speaking about the construction of the flyover at Quay D roundabout which has neared completion, Mr Jugnauth remarked that the Quay D roundabout was similarly operating beyond capacity with subsequent queuing along Motorway M2 and adjacent roads such as Marine Road and Military Road B 30. The project aims at alleviating traffic congestion in the adjoining region, from Port Louis Centre to the Port Area along Motorway M2, with a view to eliminate the Quay D roundabout and improve traffic flows, and reduce risks of road accidents, he stated.
In addition, Mr Jugnauth pointed out that a campaign to familiarise both the inhabitants of the region and the population about the changes to be brought forth by the two projects will be carried out. He also called for the understanding and patience of all road users with regards to the traffic diversions that will be made during construction works.
Furthermore, the Prime Minister urged all road users, pedestrians and those commuting on public transports, to act responsibly and respect road regulations for their own safety and security.
He stressed that Government is investing massively in the two projects, in line with its agenda to transform the road network landscape and improve road infrastructure for improved road safety.
Terre Rouge Flyover project
The flyover includes the construction of a reinforced concrete flyover on pier over Terre-Rouge Roundabout on M2 Motorway for both Southbound and Northbound traffic and the construction of acceleration and deceleration lanes on both sides for Southbound and Northbound traffic.
The construction of the Terre Rouge Flyover will be made by General Construction Ltd, for which an amount of Rs 427,094,406.90 will be disbursed. It is expected to be completed by August 2024.
Quay D flyover project
The Quay D flyover project is being undertaken by Transinvest Construction Ltd, for which an investment of Rs 350,681,000.00, has been earmarked by Government.
The project consists of the elimination of Quay D roundabout and continuity of Motorway M2; construction of A fly-over (single carriageway) across Motorway M2, and a traffic scheme with slips lanes on both sides of the motorway to connect to the Port Area and existing roundabout along Military Road and the construction of a footbridge between Quay D round about and Mer Rouge roundabout.