August 9, 2008
Largest Road Rehabilitation Project in the Free State Appoints Wsp
WSP SA Civil and Structural Engineers (Pty) Ltd have been appointed on one of the biggest road rehabilitation projects ever to take place in the Free State by the Free State Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport. The appointment is for the rehabilitation of Route R59 which comprises roads P10/1 and P83/1 between the Vaal River at the Free State/Gauteng border and the Nl in the Free State. According to WSP SA Civil and Structural Engineers Hennie Landman, the project, which is a year into construction, is progressing well and it is anticipated that the June 2009 completion date will be achieved.
The project comprises major pavement rehabilitation and strengthening of Road P83/1 through the reconstruction of the existing pavement layers. Extensive geometric and safety improvements are being implemented to Road P10/1. A dual carriageway is being constructed with a 700 mm wide painted median from Route R57, just west of Vaalwater, to the Barrage Road intersection. From Barrage Road to the Nl freeway the existing road is also being upgraded and climbing lanes constructed at up-grades. The project also entails the widening of two existing bridge structures on Road P10/1, the construction of concrete bridge balustrades and the rehabilitation of five bridges in the Sasolburg vicinity.
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