The Gbarnga-Zorzor highway has become deplorable, making it difficult for the free flow of cars. The deplorable conditions of the highway are a result of good networking, in terms of rehabilitation since the departure of the Pakistani Contingent of the United Nations Mission In Liberia.
That contingent reconditioned the road periodically, whenever it became impassable. Commuters, many at times, disembark from vehicles and trek miles to get to their destinations due to the bad road conditions.
According to a New Dawn assessment of the road, several vehicles were seen stocked at certain points in deep muds and other places along the route, while others even fall over into valleys while bye-passing deplorable areas of the road.
Travelers over stay their normal 2 hours30 minutes to 5 hours or more just from Zorzor to Gbarnga or otherwise as a result of the bad road.
Joseph Temgbeh, an elderly man who has been staying at “ma Fatu’s village(a village along the highway) since birth, said his house has paid host to a countless number of marketers, NGO workers, students and others who are most often constrained by the road conditions to spend days on their way to their respective destinations.
Explaining further, Temgbeh told this paper that despite the collaborative efforts of the surrounding villages, including his, to improve the road, nothing has really been achieved.
The Gbarnga-Zorzor highway is part of the Gbarnga-Voinjama road constructed in the late 50s and dedicated by Former President William V.S. Tubman to the people of Lofa in 1961, according to Temgbah.
The Gbarnga-Voinjama Highway was recently announced as one of the few roads to be done early next year by the Government of Liberia.