Uthongathi and Umhlali Bridge repairs to start in January 2023
KZN, December 14 2022 – The contracts for the rehabilitation of the M4 Bridge Uthongathi and N2 Umhlali River Bridge will be awarded in January 2023, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.
“The tender evaluations were completed in December 2022 and we have submitted the memo to the Bid Adjudication Committee (BAC) for approval. BAC has informed us that the awards are waiting for Pro-active assurance before they can be finalised. The award may only take place early in the new year. Construction is expected to take four months on N2 Umhlali River Bridge and two months on Uthongathi,” said Trevor Zumani, SANRAL’s Eastern Region Project Manager.
The M4 Umdloti River Bridge was constructed by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the KwaZulu Natal Department of Transport (KZN DoT) jointly. SANRAL assisted KZN DoT on other repairs on the M4 except the Umdloti River Bridge.
“Due to the recent failures, SANRAL has been requested to assist KZN DoT with capacity and we have already made repairs on the northbound carriageway and resuming the repairs on the southbound direction if weather permits. Please note that these are just the holding measures while awaiting the full Capex Project for more permanent repairs which will resume early next year,” Zumani said.
SANRAL wishes all road users a safe holiday season and a prosperous 2023.