13 Jun Karino Interchange to ease traffic flow
In line with our commitment to offer road users world-class road infrastructure, Trans African Concessions (TRAC) is delighted to announce the construction of the Karino Interchange in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. The R390-million project commenced in June 2019 and will see the existing intersection transformed into a grade separated interchange.
This section of the N4 Toll Route has become synonymous with daily peak-hour traffic delays at the KMIA/Plaston Road/N4 intersection, following a notable growth of residential areas such as Kanyamazane and Karino. The interchange will improve traffic flow onto and off the N4 Toll Route and enhance safety, as it will eliminate the need for pointsmen who currently manage the morning and afternoon traffic.
Raubex Construction has been appointed as the project’s main contractor. Roadworks will spread over 4kms and the project is expected to take just over two years to complete. Traffic deviations of one lane free flow will be implemented throughout construction, which may result in slower moving traffic.
According to TRAC CEO Graham Esterhuysen, the project is in line with the company’s commitment to communities along the N4 Toll Route. Apart from improved traffic flow, local communities will further benefit from the initiative through job creation. “Local contractors will be appointed to assist the main contractor. The process is already in motion, with the contractor following SANRAL’s 14-point plan for road construction projects,” explained Esterhuysen. This plan focuses on improved liaison with local communities and structures which in turn ensures inclusivity in the allocation of project-related work to locals.
TRAC is excited about this project and urges road users to be patient and cautious during the construction phase and to obey all road construction signage when travelling through the area.
Solange Soares Nicholson
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