2 lane Kombo (aka Combo) Coastal Road runs from Greater Banjul
right down south through the Gambian villages of Kololi,
Gunjur and Kartong.
The total cost of the bituminized highway is D168 million
which runs for 80km along the Atlantic strip (112km including
ancillary routes). The section that runs from the Kairaba
Avenue traffic lights up to the Brusubi
Roundabout is called the Bertil Harding Highway.
The Kombo Coastal Roads Project,
which is aimed at expanding the road network serving the country’s
most beautiful beaches, to develop
the southern Atlantic Coast from Tanji to Kartong. Funding was
provided to the Gambia Government
for the highway by the Kuwait Fund and the Arab bank to the tune
of 112 million Dalasis. Taiwan also provided financing which enabled
the building of the Kerewan road and river crossover.
The modernisation to an asphalt grade of 80 kilometres
of laterite gravel routes from Sukuta
to Kartong and in the Western
Region between Brikama and Gunjur,
Sukuta to the airport
and between Kololi up to Ghana Town.
• The upgrading of the 28 kilometres
section of the Serrekunda to
Mandina Ba Road.
The upgrading of 24 kilometres the Trans-Gambia Highway
which runs across the centre of the country in a north-south direction
connecting Dakar to Keur Ayib on the Senegalese border, through
Farafenni and and then picks up again through Yelli Tenda Ferry
Crossing through Soma and ends at Senoba on the Casamance district
Quantity of Works Involved (est.)
|Cement stabilized base
|Double Bituminous surface
|Portland grade cement
|Pre-made Concrete Kerbing
|Reinforced Concrete Drains
|Steel Pile Tubing
|Sub-base of selected laterite
|Source: Dept. of Works
|The deadline for contractors to enter their tender
bids was the 17 March 1997 and was sent to the Major Tender Board
at the Ministry of Finance in Banjul.