Index R1.8 billion in road related projects earmarked for Sarah Baartman District Municipality in 2017
Date Added: 03 April 2017

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has recently announced major new roadwork projects, which will commence in the Sarah Baartman District this year.

The value of the projects earmarked for 2017 is estimated at R1.8billion, and include building new bridges, constructing interchanges, special road maintenance and road upgrades. Among these projects are those that involve work on the R342 from Addo to Paterson and the R336route from Kirkwood to Addo in the Sundays River Valley.

In 2012, the former Eastern Cape Premier, Noxolo Kiviet, formally requested SANRAL to take over a number of projects, which include the R56, R58, R62, R63, R67, R72 and R75.

Upcoming projects in the Eastern Cape this year include:

“These projects will also involve the identification and reduction of dangers to pedestrian. Solutions range from upgrading roads to building pedestrian bridges and walkways. We also conduct road safety education and awareness campaigns,” said Mbulelo Peterson, Southern Region Manager at SANRAL.

SANRAL’s road network consists of 21 490km of roads and aim to seamlessly connect major cities, towns and rural areas, supporting economic growth and social development, while contributing to job creation in the country.

SANRAL is planning to spend R250-million on community development projects in the near future.