Roads & Bridges

Mbabane Bypass


Mbabane Bypass

The Matsapha-Mbabane-Ngwenya is a major highway in Swaziland and one of the most heavily-trafficked roads in the country.

The road crosses Swaziland from east to west and passes through Hlane Royal National Park and the capital of Mbabane, about 110km further to the southwest.

The project involved upgrading 11km of the existing MR 3 road to dual carriageway, through mountainous terrain in a highly-populated area. The project represented a significant resource and plant management challenge with the employment of 1,200 local personnel, 84 specialist consultants onsite, and the utilisation of 90 tipper trucks, 14 excavators and eight graders. Key project components included:

  • Nine major bridges
  • 10 footbridges
  • 38,000m2 reinforced earth walls.