N3 highway stretch in South Africa to be renovated

17 December 2014

Part of the N3 highway between Johannesburg and Durban will be reconstructed by the South African Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and it is set to cost US $34.79m.

Renovation will include construction of extra lanes between Cedara and Tweedie Interchange on the northern side of Pietermaritzburg with the work area estimated to be 11 kilometres.

According to Ravi Ronny, the manager of Sanral, the contract was awarded to N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) who will deal with the financing, planning and design, construction and maintaining the section between Heidelberg and Cedara.

Ronny said the upgrade of the road was important because it linked the Port of Durban to Guateng, the heart of South Africa’s economy.

The two companies have also put in place measures to help ease traffic congestion in the construction period with measures to minimise disruption while maintaining road safety.

This part of the N3 highway will be managed by N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) on behalf of Sanral.

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