Construction of the first phases of the upgrading of R573 Moloto road, a 137km stretch from Gauteng to Mpumalanga and Limpopo, is nearly complete. The project officially started in 2015.
SANRAL has invested R3.7bn for the whole project, over a period of five to six years. The budget is for Mpumalanga and Limpopo sections only. The Gauteng section will be funded by the Gauteng provincial government. Thirty percent of the project value will be awarded to SMMEs.
The scope of work for the first phase (Mpumalanga and Limpopo) included the construction of four roundabouts (traffic circles); three in Mpumalanga at Vlaklaagte 1 & 2 and Tweefontein and one in Limpopo at the intersection of the N11 and R573 in Marble Hall. No work has gone out to tender for the Gauteng section of the project, as the project is still in design phase.
There was also the construction of the butterfly intersection at Mathys Zyn Loop; including widening of road lanes to 3.7m with a 3m shoulder on both sides.
There are three phases currently at the design stage, which will go out to tender in 2019.
SANRAL will continue to keep communities updated on all relevant information regarding the project. Alternatively, more information can be accessed on the SANRAL website www.nra.co.za