Firm wins award for New England Road upgrade

2008-11-24 00:00

UWP Consulting’s local office, in association with Eyethu Engineers, received the Technical Excellence Award at the recent annual banquet of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, Pietermaritzburg branch, for the upgrading of the New England Road interchange.

The upgrade involved widening the bridge from two lanes to six, raising the bridge deck, widening both interchange approaches from two lanes to four, widening Hesketh Drive, and building a traffic circle linking New England Road, Hesketh Drive and the Engen Garage.

The project is one of many capacity and safety improvements at interchanges currently being funded by SA National Roads Agency Limited.

The Msunduzi Municipality also contributed to the cost of the upgrading, which resulted in improved traffic flow and a safer facility.

The main contractor was Erbacon Construction.

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