Limpopo MEC for Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure Nkakareng Rakgoale on Monday paid a visit to the construction site at Steelpoort bridge, Sekhukhune District.
The visit is part of monitoring service delivery projects ahead of the Presidential Imbizo scheduled to take place on Friday, the 14 July 2023. President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake the 8th District Development Model Presidential in Burgersfort.
MEC Rakgoale was joined by MEC for LEDET Rodgers Monama and Roads Agency Limpopo CEO Gabriel Maluleke. Rakgoale says she’s happy with the progress made so far on the construction bridge in Ga-Malekana Village.
Motorists have been using the old single-lane steel bridge for many years now.
Rakgoale says even though they have experienced some challenges at the beginning they are happy that they are moving somewhere. The MEC has also acknowledged that they have not done well due to challenges such as lack of resources. She says they would be far by now in terms of road construction and maintenance if they would get more resources.
STEELPOORT BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION MOVING
Meanwhile, RAL’s Maluleke says the construction project of the steel bridge is currently sitting at eight percent.
Maluleke says there were a number of challenges including those brought in by the small, medium and micro-enterprise owners. But have since been resolved and will be managed going forward.
He says they are on track and the first lane of the bridge is likely to be completed by November. Once the first lane of the bridge is completed they will be able to close the old bridge and divert traffic while busy with construction of the second lane.