South Africa 7.3.2017 02:05 pm

R15m project to improve road between Heidelberg and Springs

The sod is turned for the R15 million road repair project between Heidelberg and Springs. Picture: City of Ekurhuleni on Facebook

The sod is turned for the R15 million road repair project between Heidelberg and Springs. Picture: City of Ekurhuleni on Facebook

The road forms part of Gauteng’s coal haulage route.

A 5km stretch on the P41/1 between Heidelberg and Springs in Ekurhuleni will be repaired in a R15-million road rehabilitation project.

On Monday, Gauteng MEC for roads and transport Ismail Vadi announced the road rehabilitation project, saying the road was in urgent need of repair, as it had not been resurfaced in the last 10 years.

According to the City of Ekurhuleni on Facebook, the road forms part of the coal haulage route in the province.

“The road project will improve the link between Nigel/Springs and the N3, which forms part of the coal haulage route in the province, as well as improve access to the Gibela rail manufacturing factory at Dunnotar that is currently under construction,” said the City.

“The road works entail repairing of edge breaks, resurfacing, clearing drainage systems and installing new road markings.”

The City of Ekurhuleni further said SMMEs would benefit from the project, as it would employ local labour linked to a compulsory skills training programme.

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“Vadi indicated that the project was hedged to be completed by June.”

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