Western Access

R562 million

Lesotho Highlands Development Agency

Project Description

The Polihali Western Access Road (PWAR) Eastern section (32.86 km) is located between km 21.44, just west of Kosheteng Village and at the limit of construction of the PWAR Western section, and km 54.0 in Lesotho.
The route traverses rolling to mountainous terrain. Land use adjacent to the road includes maize fields, grazing, and other agricultural activities. The route also travels through or near multiple villages and also follows the Makhoaba River between km 30 and km 40.
The overall objective of the project is to construct an engineered standard two lane surfaced (asphalt) road with surfaced shoulders and passing lanes. Some sections of the road follow an existing gravel track that will be upgraded to the engineered surfaced road. Other sections of the road follow a new route to improve the vertical and horizontal geometric alignments. Maximum grade is capped at 14 %.
In addition, the work will include the access road and parking area at the Makhoaba River Bridge (Coffee Gorge) and Senqu view sites. As well as, two new river bridges, and five major culvert structures.