R28 critical to agriculture, mining
The R28 route between Sebokeng and Westonaria, south-west of Johannesburg in Gauteng, will be rehabilitated to the tune of R237 million says MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi.
“The single carriageway provides a bypass for road traffic from the south of Johannesburg to the N12 and the North West Province. It essentially supports the agricultural and mining sectors of the economy,” says Vadi.
The project scope includes significant road works along 29 kilometres of the R28, reinstating road markings and signage, replacing damaged signs and guardrails, clearing the road reserve and drainage structures, and cutting overgrown grass along the route.
The R28 has degraded over the years due to increased road usage by heavy-duty trucks.
The provincial Department of Roads and Transport said the project is scheduled to be completed over 24 months.
“The project is designed to be labour intensive and preference will be given to local SMMEs to meet the 30% sub-contracting requirements.
Local labour employed on the site will include females, youth and persons with disabilities,” the department said. – SAnews.gov.za