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One of South Africa's major routes is being upgraded, promising faster travel between JHB and ZIM

The Department of Transport reports steady progress on a new R640 million project in Limpopo that aims to reduce travel time between the popular Beit Bridge border post and neighboring Zimbabwe.

The construction of a new ring road connecting Musina South and Musina North began in December 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2022. The Raubex group manages the project, which's main goal is to redirect N1 traffic around Musina.

Every day, over 1,000 heavy vehicles and trucks pass through Musina's city center on the N1. Intersections and lower speed limits cause heavy traffic congestion and infrastructure damage in the town's central business district.

The road will relieve congestion between Musina and the Beit Bridge border post, which serves as a gateway to many other Southern African Development Community countries that trade with South Africa, including Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Zimbabwe is also upgrading the Beitbridge Border Post, which will improve the free flow of goods and strengthen the security of goods and people. The Beitbridge border gate handles about 300 trucks per day, both inbound and outbound.


The following components make up the entire structure:

8 km of new single-carriageway freeway with three major bridges

There are two interchanges.

According to the government, the project has created economic opportunities, including jobs for the area's youth. It allocated 10% of the project to women-owned businesses and members of the local community, and approximately 14 small, medium-sized, and micro-enterprises were subcontracted.

The road is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022, according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.


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By UpdatedDaily

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