SANRAL AND TRAC PROJECTS IN MPUMALANGA PROVINCE
Though planned before the onset of COVID-19, improvements to the N4 in Mpumalanga worth R1.5 billion should add to the government’s efforts in working with the private sector to build infrastructure that will contribute to the Economic
Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.
Through its concessionaire, the Trans African Concessions that manages the N4 eastward, SANRAL is upgrading and rehabilitating the following sections of the N4:
Belfast – Machado
• The R400 million project is expected to be completed in three years.
• Rehabilitation of 30km of Section 5B, upgraded from two-lane to four-lane carriageway.
• 21 SMMEs appointed, with approximately 300 jobs created.
New Karino Interchange
• This Mbombela-based project, valued at R390 million, is 50% complete.
• Over 50 emerging contractors have benefitted from the project, and 275 employees are on site. Improved and safer access roads with reduced travel times will stimulate further economic growth through this project, particularly in the area north of the Crocodile River.
Emalahleni – Middelburg
• This rehabilitation project is worth R380 million and lies between the O.R. Tambo and Van Dyksdrift Interchanges in the Highveld region. It is 48% complete, with a completion date of March 2022.
• Over 280 workers sourced from eMalahleni and Steve Tshwete local municipalities with 58 SMMEs benefiting from project participation.
Kaapmuiden to Kaalrug:
• This 15.5km road project includes upgrading the carriageway to four lanes and rehabilitation of the existing road. The R340 million project is 70% complete and expected to be concluded in August 2021.
• 213 local community members employed with contracts for 51 SMMEs between CIBD Grades 1 and 4.