FLOOD REPAIRS TO MAIN ROAD P398/2 FROM BOY’S TOWN TO WESTBROOK BEACH
Durban 26 October 2023, The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) wishes to
announce the award of the contract for the flood repairs to Main Road P398/2, also known as M4
from Boy’s Town to Westbrook Beach. The appointed contractor is Thelbridge Enterprise (Pty) Ltd.
“The upgrade comes because of flood damage that took place in April 2022. The contract duration is
six months. Works commenced from 3 October 2023 and is estimated to be completed by April
2024. The contractor has begun with his site establishment and clearing at location 1,
” said Sumay
Maharaj, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.
The scope of works will entail, inter alia:
o The construction of one cell box culvert at Location 1 – The site is situated near Boy’s Town,
in Genazzano along M4.
o The construction of four cell box culvert at Location 2 – The site is situated near Boy’s Town,
in Genazzano along M4.
o The construction of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall– The site is situated between
Westbrook Circle and Tongaat River Bridge.
The entire construction section of M4 road will be closed to allow for safe construction works at
locations 1, 2 and 3. However, the temporary deviations will be provided on both locations 1 and 2.
Location 3 is currently closed due to the Tongaat bridge construction taking place and is estimated to
be completed by 16 December 2023 to tie into the planned completion of the Tongaat River Bridge.
The following alternate route can be used by light motor vehicles only:
Desainager and La Mercy Circle – M43 (Watson Highway):
o Motorists will need to take the first exit at the Desainager and La Mercy Circle.
o Turn right on Dolphin Avenue and continue for approximately 650m.
o At the T-junction, turn right onto Genazzano Road, and travel for an approximately 2.2km.
o At a second T-junction, this is the M43 (Watson Highway), motorists will be required to turn
right and they will arrive at the Westbrook Tongaat Circle.
“Motorists are advised to take note and obey the advanced warning signage and speed restrictions
when travelling past the construction work zone. To prioritise the safety of both the construction
workers and motorists, the speed limit along the route will be reduced during construction. All
motorists are advised to plan their routes ahead of time and where possible leave for destinations
earlier than usual,
” said Maharaj.