R37 upgrade worthy of presidential visit

The R37 upgrade between Burgersfort and Polokwane in Sekhukhune District was recently inspected by the President. Worth R780 million, the project was started in February 2021 and the scope of work includes major roadworks and drainage structures, lighting construction on community access roads (sidewalks and bus shelters), widening of lanes, provision for overhead lighting, and reconstruction and widening of one bridge to accommodate four-lane traffic.

Approximately 400 local labourers are employed on this project, while more than R160 million has been allocated for SMMEs. Thirty per cent of every SANRAL contract is subcontracted to SMMEs to empower and grow local small businesses, and they are also afforded skills development and training benefits.