Resurfacing of National Road R33, Section 6, from Mkhondo (km 0.0) to Amsterdam

SANRAL recently awarded a project for the resurfacing of National Road R33, Section 6, from Mkhondo (km 0.0) to Amsterdam (km 36.0) in the Mpumalanga Province. This project aims to reduce the travelling times and ensure smooth riding quality with improved skid resistance. The high-level scope comprises site establishment, traffic accommodation, pre-treatment of existing road, edge-break repairs and construction of edge beams. Major work includes the base and surface patches, bridge joints repairs, seal construction and the painting of new road markings.

Other works to be undertaken are clearing and shaping of existing open drains, construction of subsoil drains where required and clearing of hydraulic structures and finishing off road reserves.

The economic benefit consists of the following:

  • Targeted Labour:                                Minimum of 6% of the Final Contract Value.
  • Targeted Enterprise:                           Minimum of 30% of the Final Contract Value.

The tender amount for the project was R91 million. The appointed consultant is Royal Mndawe Holdings (Pty) Ltd (also trading as ROMH) with Roadmac Surfacing (Pty) Ltd as the contractor. The Project Manager is Ms Palesa Monamodi, who can be contacted on 012 426 6200 or SANRAL’s Northern Region Manager, Mr Hlahla, indicated that the R33 is an important strategic route, and this project will have positive economic spinoffs for the local economy. He further noted that preserving the current pavement aligns with SANRAL’s asset-preservation strategy, ensuring that national roads are kept at world-class standards. He stated that he looked forward to working with the community and the local authority to implement this project.


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