Feasibility studies have been completed to provide concrete and sustainable solutions to the road problems experienced in Bamenda, notably:
Rehabilitation of the existing roads and the construction of new ones.
Tarring of city secondary earth roads, including structures (Asphalt).
Rehabilitation of existing tarred roads, including structures and sidewalks (Asphalt).
Construction of double carriage roads, including structures and sidewalks (Asphalt).
Tarring of city tertiary earth roads, including structures (Triple layer).
Opening and tarring of new by-pass roads (Asphalt).
This gives a total length of 214km of roads to be upgraded (about 71% of the entire roadwork), and this requires the intervention of the central government to the tune of CFA 7.5 billion (about $15 million) annually for a period of five years; that is, a total of about CFA 35 billion in five years
(about $70 million), considering inflation.
The physical environment shall be largely modified with the advent of these roads.
River courses will be diverted in the process and the rate of deforestation will change.
The landscape of the city shall also be largely modified; and there shall be need for adequate mitigating measures and actions.
Social Environment: New poles of activities shall emerge: schools, hospitals, churches, playgrounds, green spaces, houses, and other forms of urban infrastructure.
Economic Environment: New roads attract economic activities of all sorts.
The city shall create new jobs, generate more income through taxes, and attract more people from the settlements around.
Migration brings in both demographic and economic boom.