23 Oct Belfast-Machado roadworks still on course
The extensive upgrade between Belfast and Machadodorp on the N4 Toll Route is progressing well, with 17% already complete.
The R400-million project commenced earlier this year and will see 30km of Section 5B rehabilitated and upgraded to a four-lane carriageway. Roadworks are expected to take 36 months to complete, and to date, no delays have been experienced according to the contractor, WBHO Construction.
The initiative will not only benefit road users but the local community too. In line with an MOU signed between the eMakhazeni Local Municipality, Trans African Concessions (TRAC), SANRAL and WBHO/Motheo JV 21 local small, medium and micro-enterprises have already been appointed while 278 jobs have been created.
Blasting of the cutting at KM41.0 is progressing well with scheduled blasts occurring every week or biweekly. Notifications for blasts can be seen along the route – near the roadworks – and on TRAC’s social media pages.
Several traffic accommodations have been implemented and will remain in place throughout the construction period, including speed reductions, contraflows and occasional Stop/Go’s. Road users are urged to visit our website, www.tracn4.co.za, for regular updates to assist them to plan their trips accordingly.
TRAC prides itself on offering quality road infrastructure which requires regular upgrades, rehabilitation and routine maintenance. We are aware that roadworks may at times cause traffic disruptions and therefore would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding at construction zones.
Solange Soares Nicholson
Tel: +2713 755 3316 (switchboard)