Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena’s), current upgrades include the addition of a 32km of a second carriageway on the N4 between the M17 and R512 (Brits Interchange), with an expected completion date of June 2021.
Raubex Construction, the construction contractor undertaking the upgrade on the N4 has encountered large rocks/boulders in the area between the R511 and R512 on the N4 which have proved challenging to remove. As a result, a series of blasting has been planned for Wednesdays and some Saturdays in order to remove the rock so they can proceed with the construction of the eastern carriageway.
The planned dates for the blasting will be taking place on 05, 08, 12, 19, 22 nd & 26th August between 14:00 and 16:00. During these dates and times, the N4 will be closed for a period of 15 minutes to ensure the safety of road users in both directions. Traffic travelling westwards on the N4 will be stopped underneath or just east of the R511/N4 interchange. Traffic on the R511 that intends to travel westward will be redirected and the on-ramp on the westbound carriageway will be closed. Traffic travelling eastbound on the N4 will be stopped at 14km after the R512.
Bakwena’s commercial manager, Solomon Kganyago, says safety of motorists using the N1N4 route is a priority and we would like to thank the motoring public for their patience whilst we undertake these blasts, which will enable Raubex Construction to continue with the current 32km second carriageway upgrade which will not only improve motorists safety on the route but also enhance motorists driving experience, concludes Kganyago.