Sanral is investing more than R1.2bn in the rehabilitation of the national road network in the Umzimvubu Local Municipality.
Speaking at its recent stakeholder engagement session held in Mount Frere, Welekazi Ndika, Sanral’s stakeholder coordinator for the Southern Region said, “The rehabilitation of the N2 from Mount Frere to Ngcweleni River is expected to be implemented before the end of the year. This major project is estimated to be completed within the next 45 months and will entail widening the existing road cross section and construction of three new bridges as well as three new major culverts. Local small, medium and micro enterprises, as well as local community members, will be employed in the project.”
Other projects in the Umzimvubu Local Municipality, some at design phase and some to yet be tendered, include:
- The Routine Road Maintenance (RRM) project of the N2 Section 18 (km 28.91) to Section 20 (km 17.70) and R61 Section 6 (km 92.78) to Section 7 (km 51.49). It is anticipated that the sub-contractor will be appointed in November this year. The estimated budget for the subcontractor packages for the temporary route is R4,628,619.12 for the period of six months until the new contractor is appointed for the route.
- Phase two of the community development project of the N2 Section 20 from Mount Frere (km 0.00) to Ntabankulu Junction (km 34.3). The scope of work will include the surfacing of the existing 8km gravel road, and improvement of road surface drainage. The estimated construction value is R54 million; and
- Phase two of the community development project of the N2 Section 19 between Mzeke River (km 55.0) to Mount Frere (km 92.2). The project is in the design phase and the contractor is expected to be appointed by the middle of 2022.