Five years of impact

Over the past five years, SANRAL’s flagship projects have redefined infrastructure, turning aspirations into realities across the nation. From ambitious road upgrades and interchange innovations to tunnels and bridges that stand as marvels of engineering, these endeavours epitomise SANRAL’s dedication to building a more connected and prosperous South Africa.

Beyond bitumen and concrete, SANRAL’s initiatives have also brought tangible change. By empowering small businesses and fostering inclusivity, particularly among previously disadvantaged groups, SANRAL has become a catalyst for socio-economic transformation.

As we navigate towards a future defined by progress, this timeline of the last 5 years shows a few highlights of the Agency’s journey of building not just roads, but avenues of opportunity and bridges to a more equitable and prosperous South Africa.

2017 March

SANRAL wins ISSA Award for Excellence for its Freeway Management System in the Western Cape.

2018 October

R1.14bn Mount Edgecombe Interchange in Durban officially opens.


2019 February

Construction begins on the ground-breaking Msikaba Bridge in the Eastern Cape.



The Olifants River Bridge in the Western Cape wins Fulton Award for excellence in concrete construction.



Upgrade to the Hammarsdale Interchange on the N3 reaches completion.


R377m Pampoennek Road opens in the North West.



SANRAL’s Engineering 4.0 research facility opens its doors at the University of Pretoria.

International Road Federation presents SANRAL with a ‘Global Road Safety Award’ for outstanding commitment to safer roads.


Polokwane Eastern Ring Road opens to traffic.



State-of-the-art Huguenot Tunnel lighting upgrade completed in the Western Cape.

R640m Musina Ring Road opens to traffic in Limpopo.


R375m Karino Interchange project on the N4 in Mbombela reaches completion.




SANRAL invests R7.2 billion in road infrastructure in the financial year.




SANRAL receives a Batho Pele Service Excellence and Innovation Award for excellent service delivery.



R216m Montrose Interchange on the N4 in Mpumalanga opens to traffic.