Multi-million road upgrade underway

2017-05-11 06:01

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is in the process of upgrading the R62 from Kareedouw to the N2 interchange at a cost of R90 milllion.

The project, which commenced in March, will take place over a period of 15 months. Stop-and-go sections are being implemented: a 4km road closure will include a maximum of three stop-and-go sections.

“The roadworks comprise special maintenance of the R62 section 8 from Kareedouw to the N2 interchange. The roadworks will span 4km and we request motorists to observe and obey warning signs and reduced speed limits. Exercise extreme caution when travelling through the construction work zones,” says Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region Manager.

The special maintenance entails adding shoulders at unsafe locations and where extreme edge break is observed. It also includes reworking some of the pavement layers.

The maintenance includes the existing road, which leads to Kareedouw. This road was declared a national road in 2012 and a special maintenance project has been identified to improve quality and safety, and also preserve the road assert.

“The community is benefitting from this project through the improvement of road safety, street lighting and pedestrian facilities.”

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