MEC Kedibone Diale-Tlabela has launched the K101 road construction project on Friday, 28 October 2022. The R500 million dual carriageway construction project -situated between the cities of Tshwane and Johannesburg – will run from D795 Road in Midrand to the N1 (Brakfontein) Road.
Addressing community members at the sod-turning event, MEC Diale-Tlabela said that the project will not only bring relief to road users but will also benefit the community through skills and employment.
“As per our commitment to using our allocated budget towards boosting the province’s economic recovery and creating job opportunities, this project will contribute greatly towards achieving our set goals. It will also serve to improve service delivery in the surrounding townships whilst empowering them with much-needed skills and work experience.
“Communities in areas such as Kaalfontein, Olievenhoutbosch, Phomolong and Pinedene should benefit greatly from this project. We remain steadfast in our quest of ensuring that all projects give our people value for money, are completed on time and cost-effectively,” the MEC emphasised.
She added that road construction will improve the flow of traffic and road safety in the area as well as reduce congestion around the Midrand area. The existing K101 Road also serves as an alternative route to the N1 freeway. The scope of work includes building three new bridges, an extension of the existing Rietspruit bridge, lighting of the entire road, installation of traffic signals as well as the construction of new drainage culverts, concrete side drains, sidewalks for pedestrians and cycle path along the western road reserve.
The project is approximately 5,4 KMs and set to be completed in 2024.