Six new construction, maintenance and upgrade projects for the 2017/18 financial year will improve the quality of our national road network in the Eastern Cape.
SANRAL is set to invest R1.6bn into roads in Nelson Mandela Bay and the Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the upcoming financial year.
Three of the projects along the R334, R342 and R336 will improve the quality of roads from Somerset East, Kirkwood and Patterson to Addo, and from Addo to Motherwell/Nelson Mandela Bay, while
the remaining projects are focused on the R75 and N2 for Uitenhage, Joe Slovo and Colchester.
Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL’s Southern Region Manager, said: “The forthcoming projects will not only advance road safety, but also deliver a world-class national road network to the province.”
He indicated that SANRAL would set SMME contract participation goals and community training programmes in forthcoming tender calls to ensure the development of SMMEs.
The upcoming road network projects will include
N2: The construction of the Colchester Interchange scheduled to commence in October 2017
R75: A 10-month resurfacing of the Uitenhage off-ramp to Graaff Reinet Road, which will commence in November 2017
R75: An 18-month rehabilitation of dual carriageway from N2 to Joe Slovo, which is scheduled to commence in 2017
R342: A 24-month special road maintenance project from Addo to Patterson
R335: A 34-month upgrade of the road between Motherwell and Addo
R336: A 24-month road improvement project between Addo and Kirkwood, scheduled to commence in November 2017