SANRAL has commenced with project R.037-020-2005/1 and C.002-013-2014/1 to improve and widen the existing single-carriageway road between Burgersfort and the Modikwa mine turnoff.
In this project, SANRAL will upgrade the existing road and establish new intersections by constructing six roundabouts at the major intersections. Public transports stops will be built and will include bus bays and bus shelters. The project’s scope also includes constructing sidewalks from intersections to bus bays, the construction of two new bridges and the widening of one other bridge. This project aims to improve the safety of pedestrians. The final road section will have 4 x 3.5 m lanes with 2.5 m surfaced shoulders and a 2.0 m painted island (median island).
The project will benefit the community by relieving congestion during peak hours, increasing road safety and traffic flow, and improving pedestrian safety. Jobs will be created for the local community and contribute to the upliftment of the SMMEs.
The SANRAL Project Manager is Lethu Dlanjwa (012 426 6200 or DlanjwaL@nra.co.za), the contractor is Edwin Construction (Pty) Ltd, and the consultant is Ilifa Africa Engineers (Pty) Ltd. The tender value is approximately R600 million. SANRAL’s Northern Region Manager, Mr Hlahla, indicated that this project would improve the current pavement and benefit travellers by improving travel time and riding quality. He noted that the project would benefit local SMMEs and positively impact the local economy. It is estimated that at least 20 SMMEs will be employed on the project, and more than 300 job opportunities will be created.
Issued by FTI Consulting on behalf of the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL)
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