Project Description

Rehabilitation of R55 in Pretoria West

Rehabilitation of R55 in Pretoria West

Project description

Rehabilitation of P39/1 (R55) from Iscor Bridge (KM4, 77) to Road K71 (KM 7, 6) Pretoria Region

Project objective

The aim of the project was to strengthen the pavement structure in order to accommodate the estimated traffic over the long term and to implement road safety improvements. The project brought economic opportunities, skill transfer and capacity building for SMEs and employment creation for the local community.

Employment created

Forty-four labourers were employed for the duration of the contract. These labourers executed work as traffic management (flag person), cleaning of hydraulic structures, spreading of cement and finishing of the road reserve.


Seven women and 13 men were trained by Imbawula Civil Engineering Academy on HIV awareness and engineering works (construction of kerbs and concrete, application of hot mix asphalt, maintenance and repair of un-surfaced and surfaced road).

Project Details


8 months and completed in February 2015


Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport


In the west of Pretoria in Laudium along road R55 (P39/1), starting at the intersection of M26 (Erasmia Road turn off) and ending at the intersection of Maunde Street

  • Bulk Services

  • Civil Design and Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environmental Management Services
  • Asset Management
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Geotechnical Engineering

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