Learn more about what SANRAL is doing in Limpopo.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF SANRAL ROADS CURRENTLY IN LIMPOPO
The length is 3 645km.
LIST OF SANRAL ROADS IN LIMPOPO:
- N1 from Gauteng-Limpopo boundary to Beit Bridge border post
- N11 from Mpumalanga-Limpopo boundary to Grobler’s bridge border post
- R33 from Marble Hall to Lephalale
- R36 from Mpumalanga-Limpopo boundary to N1 Bandelierkop
- R37 from Polokwane to the Limpopo Mpumalanga boundary
- R40 from Mpumalanga-Limpopo boundary to R71 Phalaborwa
- R71 from Polokwane to Phalaborwa
- R81 from Polokwane to Giyani
- R81 Gasekgopo to Munnik
- R101 from Bela Bela to Polokwane
- R510 from North West-Limpopo boundary to Monte Christo
- R511 from North West-Limpopo boundary to R510 near Thabazimbi
- R516 from Bela Bela to Thabazimbi
- R518 from Lephalale to Lebowakgomo
- R520 from Vaal water to R510
- R521 from Polokwane to Vivo
- R523 from Vivo to Masekwaspoort
- R524 from Makhado to Kruger National Park (Punda Maria)
- R526 from Mica to R71
- R529 from R71 to Giyani
- R531 from R40 to Kruger National Park
- R532 from R36 to Mpumalanga-Limpopo boundary
- R555 from Stofberg to Burgersfort
- R567 from N11 to Seshego
- R572 from Monte Christo to Tom Burke
- R573 from Siyabuswa to Marble Hall (Moloto?Road)
- R574 from R33 near Groblersdal to Mmotwaneng
- R578 from Makhado to Giyani
- R579 from Mmotwaneng to Lebowakgomo
WHAT PROJECTS ARE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY IN LIMPOPO?
- R573 Moloto Road
- N1 Polokwane ring road
- N1 Musina ring road
- R518 Lephalale to Marken
WHY DOES SANRAL DO SO MUCH MAINTENANCE WORK ON LIMPOPO ROADS?
SANRAL does so to protect the roads to international standards. What the agency has spent on routine road maintenance has remained roughly consistent with amounts spent in the last two years as these mundane activities are critical to preserving the lifespan of roads and maximising the return on capital investment.
HOW HAS THE N1 HELPED UNLOCK THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF THE REGION?
It has provided the necessary road connection between different regions. This enables the efficient transportation of goods, coal and produce. It also provides a good connection to Limpopo’s tourist attractions. Importantly, the development of the N1 stimulated the creation of opportunities for contractors, SMMEs and local labour, as well as other related businesses through downstream activities.
WHY IS THE R573 MOLOTO ROAD UPGRADE IMPORTANT?
The Moloto Road is an economic route connecting the Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces. It serves 50 000 commuters daily. This road is notorious for its high fatality rate. Upgrades will have a positive impact on the lives of many people and save lives. The construction of the road will also create employment and opportunities for the development of small contractors, suppliers and other businesses.
HOW IS SANRAL CONTRIBUTING TO LOCAL JOB CREATION?
Suitably qualified emerging enterprises are given an opportunity to perform some of the work awarded to main contractors. As per the policy for SMME development, main contractors are required to subcontract 30% of the contract value to SMMEs of CIDB grading 1-6. In certain cases, main contractors enter joint ventures, with an 80/20 split between a 9CE main contractor as the lead partner and lower grading contractors (5CE, 6CE or 7CE) as the JV targeted partner.??
WHAT DO BETTER ROADS IN LIMPOPO MEAN FOR OUR ECONOMY?
Road infrastructure plays an important role in the national economy. Limpopo has much to offer tourists. It is vital to have good roads to enable easy access to tourist attractions. Roads are also a conduit to export markets.
HOW DO I BRING ROAD CONDITIONS TO SANRAL’S ATTENTION?
All SANRAL-managed roads have road signs that display contact numbers on which road conditions on that road can be reported. Otherwise SANRAL’s Northern Region Office can be contacted during office hours on 012-426-6200.