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N2 Green River to Buffalo River
SANRAL is committing more than R60 billion to Eastern Cape road infrastructure over the next five years.
Eastern Cape road projects represent R7 billion in SANRAL spending this financial year. A major increase would see immense new road projects like the R4-billion Mtentu Bridge project on the N2 Wild Coast Road throughout almost all of the Eastern Cape.
Here's what a whole new era of Eastern Cape road infrastructure might look like.
Vusi Mavrega conducting for density testing and monitoring compaction temperature alongside an asphalt paver.
Our Work Begins
Our teams have been involved in a R500 million road widening and reconstruction of the N2 from Green River to Buffalo River Bridge since 2021.
“This project is not only going to create job opportunities, but it’s set to improve the quality of life of locals when completed, for generations to come,” says Tikana-Gxothiwe, Eastern Cape Roads, Transport and Safety MEC.
“The fruits of this major investments will be life changing and of great benefit to these communities, for generations.”
Expected to last 3 years, the project scope includes the construction of 3 new bridges.
Dedicated Site Lab Technicians Vusi Mavrega and Thando Ngaki have diligently captured much of the construction throughout their time on the project.
The N2 Green River project focuses on Sections 14 and 15 on the N2.
The works include extensive road-widening and reconstruction in order to improve the level of service to road users. Improvements to road alignment and safety at intersections have also been incorporated into the new infrastructure, expected to be complete in April 2024.
The scope of the project extends to the construction of 3 new bridges; one over the Tshoxa River, a second over the Tshoxa River and a third over the Buffalo River in King Williams Town.
The project represents a portion of the R7bn spent by SANRAL in the Eastern Cape this financial year. Other projects include the special maintenance of the R75 national road in Jansenville to the R63/R75 intersection (R125m) and the Breidbach and Belstone interchanges project in the Buffalo City Metro (R437m).
A recycling and milling machine operating on the N2 Green River project.
We joined the project as the dedicated site laboratory, assessing earthworks and ground conditions while performing all necessary quality assurance testing for soils and asphalt.
Due to the immense amount of earthworks and layer works, the project has required comprehensive density and soil performance testing.
The rigorous asphalt and riding quality requirements necessitated that fresh and cored samples were regularly evaluated from the on-site laboratory.
We provided many of these soil and asphalt conformance services on a daily basis, providing a high level of assurance for a project that will one day benefit tens of thousands of road users.
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