Road opens for use

2016-11-09 06:00

The Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport officially opened the Hertzogville-Hoopstad Road for use after completing the renovation and maintenance work.

The handing over was done on Thursday (03/11) in Hoopstad.

The department had budgeted R91 million towards the road project.

Hillary Mophethe, department spokesperson, said the contractor had completed the project within 19 months of the expected two-year term.

The work began in February last year.

Mophethe said the department also launched a project for the rehabilitation of the Hoopstad-Bultfontein Road, which is expected to be completed by June 2018.

“This project is anticipated to create 758 jobs. The progress on the project is at 5%,” Mophethe said.

She said the project for the Hertzogville-Hoopstad Road had created 329 jobs for men and women, as well as 218 youths, which included two people with disabilities.

“We have 6 370 km of tarred roads to maintain in the Free State, and it can cost up to R25 million to build 1 km of new road.

“The maintenance of roads linking towns plays a very important role in farming communities; they are major role players in the economy.”

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