Engineering services for the rehabilitation of Road P3/6 between Gauteng North West borders (KM 57.56) and Road P186/1 (KM 90.78)
- The rehabilitation project was initiated by the necessity to repair the current deteriorating pavement.
- An unused mine-rail bridge was demolished and the road was widened in order to reduce traffic congestions and accidents.
- Improve intersections which worsened when heavy vehicles attempted to cross. This was a tremendous safety hazard for these vehicles and the oncoming traffic, which moves at high speeds. The speed limit over these sections was reduced to 60kph.
- The road was rehabilitated for a design life expectancy of 20 years by structural strengthening of the upper layers, and the construction of new layers.
- Other objectives were to award black economic enterprise contractors a substantial portion of the work, to provide work and training to local and other labourers, and to execute the work with a high degree of safety.
- 136 unskilled and semi-skilled workers were employed.
- 15 SMEs were appointed for minor works and were beneficiaries of skills transfer.
- Two civil engineering students were engaged on this project and were provided with training in both the construction site work and the consulting engineering
CETA-accredited training courses were attended by selected members of the local communities. The training programme included:
|Use and maintenance of basic hand tools on a construction site
|Installation of subsoil drains
|Installation of guard rails
|Precast concrete kerbing
|Bitumen pavement repairs (for potholes)
|Flagmen and operating robots and stop/go systems
|Basic financial life skills
|Apply construction contract documentation
|Apply health and safety to work areas
|First aid and safety representatives
|Demonstrate an understanding of a business