AfDB's project to upgrade Dodoma City Outer Ring Road in Tanzania
The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania with the assistance from African Development Bank (AfDB) intends to upgrade the Dodoma City Outer Ring Road (110.2km).
The project is being implemented by Tanzania Roads Agency (TANROADS). TANROADS is an Executive Agency under the Ministry of Works, Transport, and Communication; established under the Executive Agencies Act in 2000, with the duty of maintaining and developing trunk and regional road network in Tanzania Mainland.
In broad terms, improvement will involve a construction of the new road. The rehabilitation and/or replacement of existing drainage structures and the construction of new, additional drainage structures are also important features of the proposed works.
When the Ring Road is completed, it shall allow traffic not destined for Dodoma City to bypass the City along with a number of high-speed freeways in a quick and easy fashion. It is expected that heavy vehicles entering the Dodoma City from the four main trunk roads will be diverted into the ring road either to bypass Dodoma completely or to transfer to another radial route to suit their eventual destination and in doing so avoid the town center.
There will also be a transfer of traffic to the ring road from the traffic that currently uses a network of roads within the town.