On the 28th of November 2022, The Prime Minister, Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, inaugurated the newly reconstructed 1.4 km B104 Road which links Chamarel to Case Noyale. The road will provide a major connection between the western coast and the central plateau of Mauritius, thereby facilitating access to residents and other road users.
The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Hon. Alan Ganoo, the Minister of National Infrastructure and Community Development, Hon. Mahendranuth Sharma Hurreeram, Members of Parliament and other personalities were present to grace the function.
The B104 Road project, to the tune of Rs 367 million, comprises the construction and widening of the existing road infrastructure over some 1.4 kilometres. It also includes a 7.0 meters wide carriageway and a two-metre-wide paved shoulder on one side. A flexible pavement with a crushed stone sub base with a bituminous base course and bituminous concrete wearing course with a road reserve. The excavation in mountain slopes using specialised blasting techniques; construction of gabion retaining structures; installation of rock nets, soil and rock nailing; and hydro-seeding. It also includes the construction of drainage structures; provision of miscellaneous road equipment; installation and commissioning of solar street lighting, as luminaires; and construction of two viewpoints.
In a statement to the press, the Hon. Prime Minister highlighted that the Chamarel-Case Noyale B104 Road reconstruction project forms part of the Government’s vision to restructure the traffic network in the country. He also stated that the B104 road was closed for one year and that the villagers had encountered many difficulties travelling. He expressed his appreciation to them for their patience and understanding during that period.
A special thanks to all stakeholders involved.