Feasibility assessment Beira Port Access RoadLeave a Comment
A consortium of Antea Group, MOVE Mobility, IP3 and Consultec is working on a feasibility assessment of the Beira Port access road. The strategic location of Mozambique in Southern Africa, gives the country a vital role in the region’s transport and communication services network. As a supplier of rail and road traffic services in Southern Africa, Mozambique has positioned itself as a privileged access to the sea, for import and export of goods to and from several Southern African countries.
The project is part of the plans for the development of the Beira transport corridor. The Beira Masterplan describes the development of parts of the EN6 to an artificial road in the future. The new port access road will lighten traffic on the EN6.
The objective of the requested study is to conduct a sound assessment of the current traffic situation to/from and within city and to/from the port of Beira, identify possible options to overcome observed problems, including the construction of a new port access road, and assess the feasibility of each option. The assignment is set-up in two stages, with a go/no-go decision foreseen in between.
The outcomes of the port access road project are:
- To improve port access;
- To improve road safety and the living conditions in Beira;
- To attract investors and stimulate industrial and economic development;
- To improve the cooperation between the port authority and the municipality of Beira.
MOVE Mobility moderated two workshops with stakeholders in order to get a better understanding of the potential role of the network, the vital link with urban development and the need to carefully consider the possible impact of the new or altered infrastructure. We collected traffic date, prepared our tool the MOVE Meter, analysed the current traffic situation and made a forecast for the future situation.