Trans African Concessions (TRAC) is pleased to announce that the major upgrade between Kaapmuiden and Kaalrug, in the Nkomazi region on the N4 Toll Route, is expected to be complete by October 2021.
The 15.5km road project, which includes upgrading the carriageway to four lanes and the rehabilitation of the existing road, is over 75% complete and the contractors on site are confident that it will be concluded over the next few months.
Noticeable progress has also been made on TRAC’s three other major construction projects underway on the South African side of the N4 Toll Route. According to TRAC’s engineering department, all three projects are on schedule for completion on the revised completion dates that were implemented following the 2020 Covid-19 national lockdown.
Emalahleni – Middelburg Road pavement rehabilitation and upgrade
The rehabilitation project between the OR Tambo and Van Dyksdrift interchanges in the Highveld region is 60% complete, with a completion date earmarked for March 2022. The R380-million project, being constructed by Raubex Construction, includes the removal and replacement of concrete slabs from the originally constructed concrete surfaced road, overlaying the entire section with asphalt and the construction of an additional seven kilometres of passing lanes.
Belfast-Machado rehabilitation and upgrade
The major upgrade between Belfast and Machadodorp is progressing well and is 80% complete. The R400-million project, undertaken by Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon, includes constructing an additional lane per direction, thereby upgrading this section to a four-lane road. It also includes a new interchange at Machadodorp and the rehabilitation of 30km of Section 5B. Roadworks are scheduled for completion in May next year.
New Karino Interchange
This exciting Mbombela-based project is valued at R390-million and is 70% complete. Raubex Construction is responsible for implementing the project, which will see the existing intersection transformed into a grade-separated interchange, with on- and off-ramps and a bridge that will separate cross-traffic from through-traffic to ease traffic flow at the busy intersection. Roadworks are moving steadily along and are scheduled for completion by November 2021.
Although TRAC endeavours to prevent traffic disruptions due to road construction, traffic flow may be affected in certain areas, at specific times, and during peak traffic times. Therefore, TRAC urges road users to visit www.tracn4.co.za for regular, real-time updates that will assist them to plan their trips accordingly.
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