Traffic flow eases up on the R24

The R24 is the arterial road that links Rustenburg and other towns and provides access to the N4, Rustenburg’s industrial area as well as various small holdings next to the road – and it is now part of SANRAL’s network. This means that the road is undergoing upgrades and expansions.

The R24 is currently a single-lane road and SANRAL wishes to upgrade the road to a double-lane carriageway in order to cater for the increased traffic volumes as a result of numerous developments taking place in Rustenburg and surrounding areas.

“The increased capacity will reduce heavy congestion during peak hours that is currently being experienced on the road and also on feeder roads as a result of the lack of capacity on the R24,” – Hennie Kotze, SANRAL’s Senior Project Engineer

Rustenburg has experienced significant development and expansion in recent years due to mining activities. Major developments occurred along the R24 which have changed the road’s status to an urban arterial.

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These upgrades are done in part to create improved accessibility to adjacent properties, businesses and the potential for further development on vacant land, which will have a major impact on economic growth in the area.

Upgrades will include:
• Single to double lane carriageway
• Construction of new road works
• Construction of new structures and road lighting
• Construction of new road lighting
• Rehabilitation of the existing road

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