Bypass being created at landslip area in Chimbu

A major landslide which occurred on January 8 in that area has blocked the Highlands Highway for the past six days.

At the moment a temporary bypass has been created by the Simbu-based Kaiaworks Construction under the Works Department's supervision.

The Government allocated an undisclosed amount of funds for the removal of the debris and the construction of the bypass.

Additional funding was allocated to Kaiaworks to build a permanent road apart from the bypass.

Landslip blocks section of the Highlands H’way

This have caused traffic to come to a standstill from both sides of the highway.

Reports reaching Loop PNG this morning that the continuous wet season have really hampered the traffic flow along the highway.

People are walking over the landslip to the other sides of the highway.

However, President of the Goroka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sarah Salley told Loop PNG that Goroka Township will not be affected with this but beyond the land slip, other highway dependent provinces should see delays in goods and service.