The Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) has launched an ambitious initiative aimed at enhancing road safety and preventing further deterioration of key roads in Freetown and its surrounding areas.

The initiative includes intensive pavement repair works, with significant progress already achieved on several important road sections.

Major pavement repair works have been successfully completed at PMB Junction, Upgun, and Fourah Bay Road – Kennedy Street Junction in the eastern part of Freetown. These repairs are expected to greatly improve the driving experience and reduce the risk of accidents in these busy areas.

Furthermore, ongoing pavement repair works are currently underway at Jenner-Wright Road, Cline Town Junction, Texaco, Portee, Rokupa, Goderich Street, Sani Abacha Street, and Macauley Street in Murray Town. These areas have been prioritized due to their high traffic volume and the urgent need for repairs to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians.

Looking ahead, the Sierra Leone Roads Authority plans to extend the major pavement repair works to Regent Street, Rokel Street, Gloucester Street, Liverpool Street, and Circular Road in the Central Business District. These key roads play a vital role in the city’s transportation network, and their improvement will undoubtedly contribute to a safer and more efficient flow of traffic.

The Sierra Leone Roads Authority emphasizes that the initiative is part of its commitment to enhancing road safety and providing better infrastructure for the people of Freetown. The repairs aim to address the existing road hazards, including potholes and uneven surfaces, which have posed a significant risk to motorists and pedestrians alike.