Upgraded P41/1 road to improve road traffic capacity in Nigel
The R16 million P41/1 road rehabilitation project near Nigel was officially unveiled today by Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi.
The upgraded road improves the link between Nigel/Springs and the N3, and provides direct access to the newly-developed Gibela rail manufacturing factory at Dunnotar that is scheduled to be opened later this year, said Vadi.
Historically, the road serviced the coal haulage sector in Gauteng. In future it will play a critical role in servicing the rail manufacturing industry as part of the Gauteng provincial government’s re-industrialisation strategy.
Vadi emphasised that the upgraded road is a cost-effective facility for road users to travel in safety and comfort, which will facilitate ease of movement, particularly to the Gibela rain manufacturing factory.
The project, which was completed on budget and on time, has restored the road for a further fifteen years. It also empowered local black-owned enterprises that were contracted during the road reconstruction process.
The road works entailed resurfacing, repairing of edge breaks, clearing drainage systems and installing new road markings and safety measures.
Source: Government of South Africa