Resurfacing of National Road R33, Section 7, from Amsterdam to N17 Intersection

SANRAL recently awarded a project for the resurfacing of National Road R33, Section 7, from Amsterdam (km 0.0) to N17 Intersection (km 52.5) in the Mpumalanga Province. This project aims to reduce the travel times, provide good riding quality and improved skid resistance on this section of the road. 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 base and surface patches, bridge joints repairs, seal construction and the painting of new road markings.

Other works to be undertaken will include clearing and shaping of existing open drains, construction of subsoil drains where required, the clearing of hydraulic structures and finishing off the road reserve.

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 was R122 million. The appointed consultant is SKI Civil & Structural Engineers with Roadmac Surfacing (Pty) Ltd as the contractor. The Project Managers are Ms Palesa Monamodi and Mr Taelo Rabothata. They can be contacted on 012 426 6200 or and

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 the preservation of the current pavement is in line 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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