Trans African Concessions (TRAC) is pleased to announce that two of its major roadworks projects are progressing as planned. Both the construction of the Karino Interchange and the upgrade between Kaapmuiden and Kaalrug have progressed well in the last few months despite challenging weather conditions.
Construction of the Karino Interchange, valued at R390-million, began in October 2019, and will see the existing intersection transformed into a grade-separated interchange with on and off-ramps and a bridge. The aim of this junction is to separate cross-traffic from through traffic and to ease traffic flow at this very busy intersection. The upgrade will better accommodate the increased traffic volumes over recent years, especially at the KMIA/Plaston Road/N4 intersection. Furthermore, it will enhance road user safety as the need for pointsmen, who currently manage morning and afternoon traffic in the area, will be eliminated.
The project, which is expected to be completed in October 2021, is being managed by Raubex Construction and spans over 4kms.
As for the upgrade and rehabilitation of the road between Kaapmuiden and the Kaalrug Intersection in Nkomazi, the project got off the ground in August 2019 and officially commenced in September 2019, of which 10% has been completed.
The project is being (managed) by Tau Pele Construction and will see this 15,5km stretch of the carriageway upgraded to four lanes. Roadworks will also include the rehabilitation of the current road. The installation of high mast streetlights at the Kruger Malelane Gate/Jeppes Reef Interchange and a footpath between Stentor and Kaapmuiden Primary School will also form part of the construction works.
The project is valued at approximately R340-million and is expected to take 24 months to complete.
In terms of both projects, road users are advised that traffic flow will be affected throughout the construction period. Traffic deviations will be implemented as and when needed which may result in slower-moving traffic and delays. Road users are urged to go to www.tracn4.co.za for updates on traffic disruptions related to these, and other, roadworks on the N4 Toll Route.