Transport Minister to inspect infrastructure at N7 Moorreesburg and Huguenot Tunnel
Western Cape, 14 May 2023 – Leading up to her budget vote delivery in parliament on Wednesday, 17 May, Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga, MP, will be inspecting SANRAL infrastructure upgrades at the N1 Huguenot Tunnel and N7 Moorreesburg on Monday, 15 May.
Monday is also the start of the 7th UN Global Road Safety week, and this year the campaign is observed under the theme “Rethink Mobility”. Minister Chikunga will be engaging road users outside the Huguenot Tunnel Toll Plaza.
SANRAL has invested significantly into road safety and operational upgrades at the Huguenot Tunnel South Bore, particularly geared for smarter mobility. Furthermore, plans are currently in design to commission the second tunnel (North Bore) which will bring the Huguenot Tunnel in line with international standards for road tunnels.
The R600 million upgrade of the N7, between Malmesbury and Mooreesburg, is nearing the halfway mark and the Minister will be inspecting the works completed to date. The scope of works involves widening the cross section of the N7 for approximately 25km and the construction of additional climbing lanes to create more passing opportunities, especially given the high volume of heavy vehicles on the Cape Namibia route.
There will be opportunities for interviews and photographs:
Date: Monday15May2023 Time: 10h00 – N7 site visit
12h00 – Huguenot Tunnel site visit
Transport is available from the SANRAL office, 1 Havenga Street Upper Oakdale. The bus departs for the N7 at 08h30.
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