19th October 2016
The value of this project is R1.22-billion. Work has started, and will be completed by mid-2018.
“This is quite a significant, invasive project,” said Blewitt.
Bakwena has already added 35 km of dual carriageway on the N4.
“It is quite a significant improvement that the current single carriageway will become a dual carriageway.”
Following assessments of aspects such as queue lengths and traffic capacity at toll plazas, Bakwena is also spending R230-million on selected plaza and interchange upgrades.
“We will add a sum total of 14 lanes along the route.”
The Stormvoël interchange will also be upgraded.
Pumulani plaza will be expanded by two additional lanes.
Construction on all of these additional lanes will be completed by December 15, said Blewitt.
Another major change at toll plazas is that Bakwena will have removed all manual-payment-only lanes in its network by January, so that every lane becomes e-tag enabled.
Former manual-payment-only lanes may, for example, become combined e-tag and manual-payment lanes.