Sipho Mabena
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22 Jun 2021
6:08 pm

Moloto Road: R4.5 billion upgrade on ‘road of death’ going at snail’s pace

Sipho Mabena

Moloto Road's multibillion-rand upgrade seems to be proceeding slowly but roads agency Sanral says it will be completed in five years.

Pedestrians cross Moloto Road near an intersection where Sanral built a traffic circle to slow traffic. 22 June 2021, KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Progress on the R4.5 billion Moloto Road upgrade has seemingly been at a snail’s pace, with only four intersections completed to date since the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) assumed responsibility for the Mpumalanga and Limpopo parts of the 162km road in 2015. But Sanral said a lot of work had been done, particularly by the agency’s routine road management (RRM) unit, as before everything else, the first intervention was to maintain the road and bring it to national standard. ALSO READ: R4.5 billion allocated for Moloto Road upgrades as project handed over to Sanral The agency has,...