TONGAAT RIVER BRIDGE REPAIRS TO START IN EARNEST
Mpumalanga, 14 June 2023 – Repairs and rehabilitation work on the M4 Tongaat River Bridge are set to start at the flood damaged infrastructure, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has said.
“The tender closed on 12 May 2023 and was awarded on Tuesday, 13 June 2023 to Empa Structures (Pty) Ltd for R54m for a period of six months. It was a closed tender where specific contractors were invited to bid. SANRAL previously had four failed attempts to appoint a contractor on this project through its tender process due to all tenderers either being nonresponsive or no submissions being received,” said Mpho Nephembani, the project manager at SANRAL’s Eastern Region.
SANRAL has worked with the provincial and municipal authorities in KwaZulu Natal to advance the rebuilding and rehabilitation work required to restore normality to the lives of the people in the province.
“We are excited at the prospect of starting with the repairs on the bridge. It has been a long road but once complete, it will assist in bringing back normality into residents and motorist’s lives after the devastating floods,” said Nephembani.