Bakwena is happy to report that the environmental and all other requirements have been met for the rehabilitation of the N4 between Swartruggens and Moedwill. The design work to improve the road and ensure a robust pavement that should with professional maintenance serve the users of the N4 for years to come has been completed. There were delays in the commencement of the work but Bakwena is sensitive to any impact any of its construction work may have on the environment and our customers. Bakwena can now report that in its opinion any impact has been mitigated as far as it is reasonably possible.
We are calling for tenders now and the works should start before the end of February 2012 (latest) at Swartruggens, rebuilding and improving the road to the East. This will be a 12 month contract. The next 23 km from Moedwil to Rustenburg will follow after the completion of the first contract.
Special attention has been paid to the traffic requirements during construction to ensure travelling is still as convenient as possible for our customers. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. The speed-limit will, for the safety of road users and workers on the road, be reduced considerably.
The cost of both projects is high since construction takes place under traffic. Once the contractor is appointed, Bakwena will know the total cost of construction. This is of no consequence to the road user and toll tariffs will not change as these tariffs are only adjusted annually for the effects of CPI as gazetted by Government.