Department of Roads and Transport 29/06/2020 - 07:33
By King Mthombeni
Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure Jacob Mamabolo unveiled a state of the art Kudube/Morokolong pedestrian bridge in Hammanskraal, City of Tshwane on Wednesday, 24 June 2020.
The R2.4 million, 150-meter suspension bridge brings much-needed relief to the community as it facilitates easy access various services. It is also expected to serve both social and economic infrastructure role for the community, providing opportunities to bring the cultural and tourism dimension to the area and attract further investments.
The bridge’s construction commenced in early January as its condition was deteriorating and completed end of May 2020.
MEC Mamabolo was joined by Tshwane Administrators - Mpho Nawa, Gilberto Martins, Cllr Solomon Cebele and community representatives. He stressed that the delivery of the bridge at the right quality, within time and cost effective sets the tone for other transport infrastructure on the Department’s project pipeline.
Delivering the bridge is part of the Department’s strategy to position the “City Region of Smart Mobility” where people and goods move efficiently.
“As government, we should look at how to optimize the bridge precinct to turn this into a tourism area supported by existing infrastructure in the area” said Mamabolo.
“The delivery of the bridge also sets the standard for the Gauteng Transport Infrastructure House as the heartbeat of transport infrastructure to be formally unveiled to the industry in Mid-July. We will be unveiling the Transport Infrastructure Book which contains the entire project portfolio of the Department” explained the MEC.
This is part of Department’s work to strengthen its internal capacity to deliver adequate transport infrastructure to support economic growth.
City administrator Mpho Nawa expressed gratitude to the Gauteng Provincial Government for creating a bridge that connect the two communities Kudube and Morokolong.“I call upon our people not to destroy their properties, it must be marked as a park and turned to a place of recreation” Mr Nawa said.
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