The N4 road project between Rustenburg and Tshwane will receive an additional 32km extension as plans to transform it into a dual carriage freeway continue. This will help improve on the status of the road, making it safer by decongesting the travelling between the two towns.
The contract for construction of the road is prized at over US $35.80m, and will include the construction of a second carriageway with bridges and broadening of existing bridges to accommodate the new carriageway.
The rehabilitation process of concrete slab roads at all toll plazas along N4 and N1 begun in June 2010, and are going on well. Some of the construction plaza projects that have been completed include Zambezi, Swartruggens, Stormvoel, Marikana and Brits, with the overall plazas contract worth US $5.93m. Completion is expected in June 2016.
Rehabilitation work on the next phase of N4 between Swartruggens and Zeerust is scheduled for early 2015, with its completion expected to be in 2018. Design works on the same are being finalized.
28 SMME and BEE sub contractors were involved by the main contractor after undergoing formal training with Bakwena.
The N4 road project was expected to be completed in August 2014 after a 33 months tendering period. However, an extension period has been established due to the much rainfall downpour that happened during the construction period.