Project Description

Planning and implementation of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Alex Loop

Planning and implementation of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Alex Loop

Project description

Calliper was appointed to carry out planning and implementation of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Alex Loop. The scope of works included the rehabilitation of the road in sections, construction of bus stops and shelters in constrained spaces along the road, paving of walkways, reallocation of water and sewer pipes and installation of streetlights.

Project objectives

The project aimed to provide a complementary BRT route to the broader Alexandra community, and to promote:

  • Urban management
  • Safety and security
  • Economic development
  • Fast, comfortable and cost-effective urban mobility
  • Job creation
  • Social inclusion instead of isolation

The area has been improved by the introduction of walkways on the roads that will enhance the mobility of pedestrians and people with wheelchairs.

Employment created

The project contributed to the alleviation of unemployment as 89 jobs were created for the project.

Small contractors in the area were provided with opportunities on the project for them to upgrade their CIDB ratings.

Training

The following training was provided for employees and SMEs:

  • Entrepreneurship training
  • Applying health and safety measures
  • Implementation of construction site management procedures
  • HIV/Aids awareness training

Project Details

CONSTRUCTION PERIOD

10 months

CLIENT

Johannesburg Development Agency

PROJECT TYPE
PROJECT LOCATION

Alexandra Township from the intersection of Louis Botha Avenue/Pretoria Main and Florence Maposho Street to London Drive

SERVICES RENDERED
  • Electrical Design and Engineering
  • Civil Design and Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environmental Management Services
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Geotechnical Engineering

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