R14 billion for Northern Cape roads over the next three years

R14 billion for Northern Cape roads over the next three years

Northern Cape, 15 March 2023 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has allocated more than R14 billion to the Northern Cape over the next three years, which covers a wide spread of important road maintenance and construction projects.

“We welcome the commitments made during the State of the Province Address (SOPA) by the Northern Cape Premier. Dr Zamani Saul, and look forward to working with the provincial government in effecting a modern, growing and successful province,” said Randall Cable, SANRAL Western Region Manager.

SANRAL currently has a footprint in the Northern Cape that spans 4 409km, of which 952km was recently incorporated from the Northern Cape Government. Budgets have been allocated for emergency repairs under Routine Road Maintenance (RRM) and more long-term repairs to roads in the Joe Morolong, Ga-Segonyana, Kgatelopele, Dikgatlong, Sol Plaatje, Renosterberg, Umsobomvu, Tsantsabane, Thembelihle, Richtersveld and Emthanjeni Local Municipalities.

“This will see ongoing road construction and its resultant economic opportunities for small businesses and local labour across the province over the next five years, with work kicking off as early as mid-2023,” said Cable.

In addition to the Routine and Periodic Maintenance projects, which cover all the major routes in the Northern Cape – such as the N1, N7, N8, N9, N10, N12, N14, N18 and R27 – some of the major construction projects on the cards, which will be out on tender for construction over the next one to three years, include:

• Improvement of the N14 section 2 between Alheit and Keimoes;
• Improvement of the N14 section 4 between Keimoes and Upington;
• Improvement of the N10 section 11 between Vaalkoppies and Upington;
• Special maintenance of the N10 section 11 between Uitkyk and Vaalkoppies;
• Special maintenance of the N14 section 5 between Upington and Adeisestad; and
• Upgrading the R380 section 2 between Santoy and McCarthy’s rest BP from gravel to a surfaced road. This project will shortly go out on tender for design consultants.

These SANRAL projects and investment in quality road infrastructure will not only bring with it improved mobility nationally, but will also bring meaningful economic opportunities to improve the quality of life for all Northern Cape communities.