A game changer for the R510
Thabazimbi/ Northam/ Amandelbult – South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) announced last week that the improvements to the R510, section 2, is progressing well since the contract was awarded in February.
SANRAL awarded a public tender to Raubex Construction (Pty) Ltd on 15 February 2021, for the improvement and strengthening of the R510, section 2. The contract section starts at 6.3km before the Bierspruit Bridge and ends at 33.4km before Thabazimbi.
The total length of the project section of the R510 is 27.1km. Several initial milestones have been achieved since mobilisation began in February, paving the way for construction to begin at the end of July or beginning of August.
The improvement of this road consists of widening the existing road to 3.7m lanes in each direction, the construction of 3m paved shoulders and the addition of passing lanes on some sections on both sides of the road, including over the existing bridges, which will be widened.
SANRAL is excited that this improvement will contribute significantly to reducing the number of accidents and improve mobility times for travellers. The site supervision of this project will be carried out by Royal Haskoning DHV Consulting Engineers.
This project will create several temporary jobs for people living close to the road in the Thabazimbi municipal area.
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