N7 reseal between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam has full community support



N7 reseal between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam has full community support

Western Cape, 27 July 2023The R69 million upgrade of the N7 between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam is set to create much-needed economic participation opportunities for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) as well as local labour in the Cederberg Local Municipality.

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) recently held a series of community meetings and engagements with SMMEs to introduce the periodic maintenance project that is currently in site mobilisation and going into construction in August.

“The community has been incredibly positive about the opportunity and is working well with the Project Liaison Committee (PLC) to raise any issues or questions they may have with regard to the project,” said Daniel Govender, SANRAL Project Manager.

“We are also currently in the process of appointing the Project Liaison Officer (PLO) so that we can work with haste to get local labour trained and working on the project,” he said.

The scope of works entails the construction of a texture slurry over the full surfaced and recycled areas, temporary road markings, resurfacing of the road with a 20/10mm double seal and reinstatement of road markings and road studs upon completion along with traffic accommodation for the construction works.

“Some of the work we identified for subcontractors include the texture slurry, transport of seal stone, road markings, removal and installation of road studs, site inspection transport, site security services, traffic accommodation, clearing and grubbing, loading and hauling as well as clearing of drainage systems,” said Govender.

This project, which will be completed within the next six months, is the precursor to further upgrades on the N7, as part of SANRAL’s continued efforts to maintain world-class road infrastructure on this very popular Cape-Namibia route.