Two months ago, National Road No. 3 was cut off at Manyai, not far from Boumnyebel, a historic town in the Central Region.
It was precisely a metal nozzle that collapsed on the morning of Friday, October 21, 2016. What was then presented as a small road disaster on one of the most important roads of the country was at the origin of the Occurrence of the Eseka railway disaster.
To allow road users to go from one side to the other over the Manyai River, the Ministry of Public Works had set up a provisional crossing facility pending the start of work for a definitive solution. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, Minister of Public Works, announced that construction of a new bridge will be launched on Thursday 15 December 2016. And for this reason, traffic on National Highway No. 3 Will again be disrupted.
“With a view to constructing a double cullet on the Manyai – Matom River, a change in traffic on National Highway Number 3 will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2016, towards the deviation at kilometer point 62 + 150 in order to maintain the Traffic on this important road. The diversion will be used to cross the Manyai River at kilometer point 63+ 150 of the Yaounde-Douala axis during the construction of a double scupper, replacing the newly brazen metal nozzle. To this end, users of this axis are asked to respect the vertical and horizontal signs as they approach the diversion as well as the various instructions related to the proper execution of the construction works of a double scupper at kilometer point 63 + 150, “the minister said in his statement.
The duration of the work has not been specified.