The R90 million Road D670 rehabilitation project between Bronkhorstspruit and Ekangala, east of Tshwane was unveiled by Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, this week.The 19km road project, which was wholly funded by the department, was completed eight months ahead of schedule. The rehabilitated road, which forms part of the northern corridor, will not only ensure continuous and effective operations of the coal power station but also provide safer conditions for daily commuters traveling to work.
Adhering to timelines and budgetsAccording to Vadi the completion of the project ahead of schedule demonstrated the department’s commitment to adhering to set timetables and allocated budgets. The road, which services mines and power stations, was in a bad state as a result of the pressure from heavy traffic volumes and coal trucks.
“The rehabilitated road will stimulate local economic participation and growth. Furthermore, it will improve traffic capacity, particularly coal haulers travelling from Ekangala towards the N4.“This is part of the Gauteng provincial government’s efforts to roll out road infrastructure aimed at stimulating economic growth,” said MEC Vadi.