Cameroon – MINTP: The Douala-Limbe motorway will soon be launched

Written by Deckson N.

The Ministry of Public Works (Mintp) announces that the Egis International/Egis Cameroon group has just launched the feasibility and preliminary design studies for the construction of the 70 km Douala-Limbe motorway. The French firm Egis will have to produce, among other things, the files of consultation of the companies for the execution of the works in public-private partnership and consulting files of the consulting firms for the assistance to the contracting authority.

To ensure the viability of the project, four studies were conducted. These include traffic studies, environmental and social feasibility studies, route planning and socio-economic studies. Traffic surveys were carried out on three sections of roads where average daily traffic varies between 4670 and 5338 vehicles/day respectively between Tiko-Bekoko and Mutengene-Limbe. This with a predominance of private vehicles in almost all positions. The percentage of total night traffic varies between 6.9% and 15% respectively on the Mutengene-Limbe and Souza-Bekoko sections.

The study area has four structuring routes to which the Douala-Limbe highway must be linked. It is the national road (NR) No. 3, NR5, bypass of the city of Douala and the NR8 with the main cities of Tiko/Mutenguene/Buea, Limbe and the future port of Limbe.

The plot studies indicate that the cross-sectional profile of the current section breaks down as follows: two 10.50 m wide carriageways, each with three 3.5 m wide traffic lanes. There will be a 1 m center strip equipped with a restraining device to physically separate the two circulations and two 1.50 m barriers supporting any devices and retainers and sanitation devices.

For this service and those relating to the Douala-Yaoundé and Douala-Limbe-Bafoussam motorways, Egis has a maximum period of 15 months, for fees amounting to 857.9 million FCFA.

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