UPDATE: Poor materials stall N2 roadworks

Not a soul in sight. Work on the N2 north of Ballito has been painfully slow.

Road users heading north or south on the N2 from Ballito are losing patience with the ongoing roadworks along the highway.

Earlier this month The Courier reported that sub-standard materials had caused the work on the N2 north of Salt Rock to be a year behind schedule.

Now it has emerged that this is the case at other sites as well.

SANRAL’s Eastern Region project manager, Ridhwaan Mahomed said the issue with the roadworks on the N2 near the Umdloti River crossing was also due to poor materials.
“The material that the contractor had placed did not meet the contract specifications,” he said.

Work on this stretch of the highway was originally scheduled to finish in February this year, it is now expected to be completed in January 2018.

“It should be noted that SANRAL strives to ensure that the best quality of material is used and that it meets the contract specifications which ultimately provides a superior end product for the motorists.”

Meanwhile there have also been complaints about roadside lights not working on the N2.

SANRAL’s Kersen Naidoo told The Courier that the contractor was busy with repairs and adjustments to equipment outstations and the lighting management system. He said that the work should be completed by the time this edition is published.

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Allan Troskie
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