The next phase of the N7 upgrade in the Western Cape, from Rooidraai to Moorreesburg, is set to commence this month. Sanral recently awarded the contract to Martin & East which will structure works packages that will be subcontracted to SMMEs.
N7 Hopefield Interchange. Source: Supplied
“The scope of work entails widening the cross section of the N7 section 8 (for approximately 25km) and the construction of additional climbing lanes for improved road safety and ease of traffic flow,” said Petronella Theron, project manager for Sanral.
“In line with Sanral’s Transformation Policy and government’s Preferential Procurement Regulation, a minimum of 30% of the contract value of all projects is to be subcontracted to targeted enterprises, in a bid to prioritise economic development opportunities for Black-owned entities. These include women-owned businesses, youth-owned businesses and persons with disabilities,” explained Morné Windvogel, Sanral’s transformation officer in the Western Region.
Sanral initially started the upgrade of the N7 with the Melkbosstrand Interchange in 2012 and completed the Hopefield Interchange early 2020.