The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government has announced a multimillion-rand project that will see vital highways upgraded and rehabilitated following the recent rains.
The R500 million road project, which was inaugurated in Mbumbulu on Monday, is part of the provincial government’s ongoing effort to rehabilitate transport infrastructure that was damaged by the floods.
Sihle Zikalala, the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, led the announcement of the infrastructure turnaround plan, which involves converting section P725 from blacktop to tar and reconstructing another part of the road that had been seriously damaged.
More than R409 million has been set aside for the upgrade, with R86.5 million earmarked for the length of road between eNgonyameni and uMlazi. The road connects a number of wards in uMbumbulu, eFolweni, eNgonyameni, and uMlazi. It also connects to the R603, which is important for freight movement.
The launch, according to Zikalala, is part of the province’s commitment to rebuilding the economy and ensuring connectivity in many villages.
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