The Cornubia interchange in South Africa that is expected to be complete during the first quarter of 2017, will offer businesses opportunities in the area unencumbered access to main arterial roads and a dedicated linking heading to the heart of the uMhlanga new town centre.
The multibillion-rand Cornubia human settlement project came as result of a partnership between the sugar producer Tongaat Hulett and the eThekwini municipality
The link bridge will be the second access route connecting Cornubia to the N2. The roadway and interchange are part of an extension to the uMhlanga Ridge boulevard crossing over the N2 freeway next to the flagship Porsche dealership.
The development would form part of the new Go!Durban integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN), a priority infrastructural project that combined new and existing rail systems with bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, together with roads and pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
The multimillion-rand link bridge is expected to add value to property developer Redefine Properties’ uShukela industrial park that was recently completed, a 27 660 m2 greenfield industrial development comprising of 16 midsize units for small manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and related functions.
The new N2 highway interchange would offer free-flow accessibility to the industrial park and the greater Cornubia precinct.
uShukela is strategically situated for business owing to its proximity to the port of Durban, the retail and central business district centers. It is therefore a key facility for industrial development suitable for warehousing for small-scale importers and technology-oriented industries.
The region was a future prospect gas, oil and renewable-energy industries for export and local production.
With both Dube Trade Port and Richards Bay already developed as industrial development zones (IDZS), the entire province is expected to experience a rise in economic growth.
The Department of Trade and Industry identified Dube TradePort and Tshiame IDZ, in Harrismith, as the first to undergo transformation into special economic zones emediately the regulatory framework is established.