2017/03/06 Gopolang Leepile
The Gauteng MEC for roads and transport Ismail Vadi has launched a R15 million road rehabilitation of the P41/1 between Heidelberg and Springs.
The rehabilitation project will repair over 5kms of the road which includes repairing the edge breaks, resurfacing, clearing drainage systems and installation of new road markings.
MEC Vadi said that the road has not been resurfaced in the last ten years and is in need of urgent repair to extend its serviceable life.
“This 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 improving the Gibela rail manufacturing factory at Dunnotar, that is currently under construction.
The department says that the contract will is designated to benefit SMMEs and will also employ local labour linked to a compulsory skills training programme.
MEC Vadi further indicated that the rehabilitation project is scheduled to be completed in June this year.