The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has launched a R50 million road rehabilitation project of the P46/1 road in Meyerton, south of Johannesburg. The department said that the P46/1 road, which connects Meyerton, Alberton and Katlehong, is old and has reached the end of its serviceable life and needs to be fully upgraded.
MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi said: “This road that is under construction has two rivers that cross it and can help to stimulate industrial development in an area that is largely rural and agricultural in nature.” The department added that the important component of the project was local sub-contracting and labour employment, and would particularly focus on employing women, youth and people with disability.
“I hope that the upgrading of this road will strengthen the links between industries in Sedibeng and Ekurhuleni, create jobs and promote local economic growth of this region,” added MEC Vadi.
Furthermore, Vadi indicated that the contractor undertaking the project was appointed through the open tender system and that the construction is a six months long project, which is schedule to be complete by August this year