Engineering News | Roads https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/roads-1 Thu, 09 Dec 2021 10:23:48 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Waste material used in roads construction https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/waste-material-used-in-roads-construction-2021-10-29 Anna Moross Roads Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 597882 1635228846 1635458400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000967527_resized_csirroads10211022.jpg ROAD RESEARCH PROJECT The research focus of the CSIR has been centred around creating a more inclusive and sustainable approach to future road construction 511 287 Need for skills development https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/road-industry-needs-skills-development-2021-10-29 Anna Moross Roads Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 597872 1635240901 1635458400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000967515_resized_basiljonssonsarfroads10211022.jpg BASIL JONSSON South Africa has lost many skilled civil engineers over the past decade, which has left a skills gap 511 287 Innovation implemented in road project https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/innovation-implemented-in-road-project-2021-10-29 Anna Moross Roads Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 597876 1635240973 1635458400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000967524_resized_wsproads10211022.jpg NATIONAL ROUTE 3 PROJECT WSP has implemented a building information modelling (BIM) and digital design strategy during the design phase and will continue to do so in the construction phase 511 287 Advanced lighting management system for smart strategy https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/advanced-lighting-management-system-for-smart-strategy-2021-10-29 Anna Moross Roads Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0200 599257 1635847624 1635458400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000970335_resized_schrederexedraroadspr10211022.jpg Schréder EXEDRA The new remote control platform for intelligent street lighting 511 287 Emphasis placed on supplying products to address industry issues https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-places-emphasis-on-supplying-products-to-address-industry-issues-2020-10-30 Simone Liedtke Roads Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 567252 1603869870 1604008800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000903879_resized_afrisamisthepioneerofproducinghighlyextendedconcretewithoutcompromisingperformanceparameters1020201022.jpg PERFORMANCE PRIORITISATION AfriSam is the pioneer of producing highly extended concrete without compromising performance parameters 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/83653_2020-10-05_afrisam.mp473332444AfriSam’s Nithia Pillay speaks about the company’s drive to supply products that address industry issues AfriSam’s Nithia Pillay speaks about the company’s drive to supply products that address industry issues Bank to play pivotal role in recovery plan https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/dbsa-to-accelerate-economic-recovery-through-transport-infrastructure-investments-2020-10-15 Cameron Mackay Roads Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200 567335 1603869902 1604008800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000904331_resized_dbsaroadpic21020201022.jpg THE ROAD TO RECOVERY The DBSA sees roads infrastructure and other transport sector infrastructure as key to stimulating economic growth and social inclusion 511 287 Federation contributes to upskilling, calls for new funding model https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/road-federation-contributes-to-upskilling-calls-for-new-funding-model-2019-10-17 Cameron Mackay Roads Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0200 535128 1572333304 1572559200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000832300_resized_gfipsanraletolln12wroadscreamermedia05121022.jpg THE ROAD AHEAD A comprehensive plan, which would include the required funds and development of human capital, combined with a will to execute, could address the backlog of road maintenance 511 287 Equipment supplier eyes road rehabilitation contracts https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-supplier-eyes-road-rehabilitation-contracts-2019-10-17 Cameron Mackay Roads Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0200 535075 1572587039 1572559200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000832307_resized_bobcatplaneattachment1020191022.jpg PATCHING UP ROADS Bobcat aims to take advantage of significant road construction tenders in the next two to three years 511 287 Colas https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/colas-2019-10-04 Creamer Media Reporter Roads Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:42:00 +0200 533369 1572338553 1572338520 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000828659_resized_copy11022.jpg 511 287 Smart, self-managing lighting the future for municipalities https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/smart-self-managing-lighting-the-future-for-municipalities-2018-11-02 Irma Venter ROADS Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 501776 1540884145 1541109600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Colas South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/colas-south-africa-2018-11-02 Creamer Media Reporter Roads Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 503196 1540888061 1541109600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000763220_resized_chamdor201311022.jpg 511 287 Sanral 2017/18 project roll-out stalled owing to Treasury regulations https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sanral-201718-project-roll-out-stalled-due-to-treasury-regulations-2018-11-02 Irma Venter ROADS Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 501780 1541067113 1541109600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Bitumen supplier concerned about slowdown in road construction https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bitumen-supplier-concerned-about-slowdown-in-road-construction-2018-11-02 Irma Venter ROADS Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 501778 1541067133 1541109600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Repairs on R510 completed https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/repairs-on-r510-completed-2018-11-02 Irma Venter ROADS Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0200 501779 1541067186 1541109600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Firm completes Soweto-based project https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bridge-construction-assists-with-community-housing-development-2017-12-15 Simone Liedtke TOP ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472513 1512994085 1513288800 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695189_resized_bridgeconstructionproject112017hatch1022.jpg CONNECTING COMMUNITIES The bridge, for the Elias Motsoaledi housing project, comprises a five-span 65 m long and 13.5 m wide continuous composite deck 511 287 Maintenance, construction projects along N1/N4 slated for 2018 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/maintenance-construction-projects-along-n1n4-slated-for-2018-2017-12-15 Simone Liedtke TOP ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472516 1512994085 1513288800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695171_resized_plazapivet102017bakwenaduanedaws1022.jpg INCREASING CAPACITY Bakwena has installed two pivots, each valued at about R2.4-million, at both the Doornpoort and Pumulani toll plazas 511 287 N2 rehabilitation project to be completed end of this year https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/n2-rehabilitation-project-to-be-completed-end-of-this-year-2017-12-15 Simone Liedtke TOP ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472552 1512994085 1513288800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695248_resized_n2streetlightswesterncape112017westerncapegovernment1022.jpg LIGHTING THE WAY The upgrade will provide better ride quality, safety and visibility 511 287 Assistance in overcoming bridge challenges https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rope-access-services-assist-in-overcoming-bridge-maintenance-challenges-2017-12-15 Simone Liedtke TOP ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472508 1512994085 1513288800 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695157_resized_ropeaccesstechnicianstemporaryaccessplatforms112017skyriders1022.jpg ABSEILING FOR ACCESS Technicians had to deploy rope access to abseil from a structure to erect the access platforms 511 287 Transverse launching method to minimise impact on traffic https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/transverse-launching-method-to-minimise-impact-on-traffic-2017-12-15 Simone Liedtke TOP ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472393 1512994084 1513288800 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000695192_resized_bridgedeckpreparation112017aecom1022.jpg FIRST OF ITS KIND LOCALLY The bridge is the first tied-arch bridge that will be launched into position sideways 511 287 National road network at core of local growth https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/national-road-network-at-core-of-local-growth-2017-12-15 Simone Liedtke TOP ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 473504 1513321460 1513288800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697372_resized_nationalroad122017sanral1022.jpg LOCAL HUB The national road network has been steadily growing over the years and has improved connectivity between cities and regional hubs 511 287 Emphasis on infrastructure development catalyst for growth and sustainability https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/emphasis-on-infrastructure-development-catalyst-for-growth-and-sustainability-2017-12-15 Simone Liedtke TOP ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 473784 1513321477 1513288800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697971_resized_siphofanibridge122017aurecon1022.jpg SIPHOFANENI BRIDGE The Siphofaneni bridge and road project is going to be the standard for future infrastructure projects in Swaziland 511 287 Construction firm forges ahead on N2 road, bridges https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/construction-firm-forges-ahead-on-n2-road-bridges-2017-12-15 Simone Liedtke TOP PROJECTS: ROADS AND BRIDGES CONSTRUCTION Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470746 1513322178 1513288800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000691503_resized_jonathanpearceconractsmanager112017concorinfrastructure1022.jpg JONATHAN PEARCE A range of environmental studies were carried out and remedial strategies were developed 511 287 Successful debut for new technology solution on bridge project https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/successful-debut-for-new-technology-solution-on-bridge-project-2017-11-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Roads Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468447 1509430617 1509660000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686418_resized_roadsroyalhaskoningdhvireport1020171022.jpg ROADMAP Royal HaskoningDHV’s new project management solution, the iReport, used interactive data to communicate information to stakeholders for the Vincent Tshabalala Pedestrian Bridge project 511 287 Suitable solution for African road conditions https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/suitable-solution-for-african-road-conditions-2017-11-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Roads Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468189 1509430617 1509660000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685745_resized_roadsfibertexam2roadmaintenancepic21020171022.jpg ROAD TO RECOVERY Fibertex AM-2 has been introduced to road authorities in several developing African countries as a cost-effective solution to road rehabilitation 511 287 South Africa steadily keeps pace with global LED shift https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-shift-to-led-street-lighting-south-africa-to-keep-pace-2017-11-03 Tasneem Bulbulia Roads Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468445 1511775989 1509660000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000690456_resized_roadsbekaschrederdji00601120171022.jpg STREETS AHEAD Light-emitting diode technology for street lighting provides improved lighting levels and generates energy savings 511 287 N7 upgrade enhances safety and set to facilitate traffic flow https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/n7-upgrade-enhances-safety-facilitates-traffic-flow-2016-10-28 Nadine James Roads Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431936 1477378708 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597438_resized_n7upgrade1016smecsouthafrica1022.jpg NEW & IMPROVED The R400-million N7 upgrade was carried out on a 27.7 km portion of road between the Western Cape towns of Citrusdal and Clanwilliam 511 287 Industry body calls for elimination of lead in road marking paint https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-body-calls-for-elimination-of-lead-in-road-marking-paint-2016-10-28 Nadine James Roads Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431924 1477378708 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597416_resized_16sapma1022.jpeg DANGERS UNDERFOOT Friction caused by vehicles tyres erodes the lead paint, which could result in pedestrians or drivers inhaling minuscule amounts of lead particulates 511 287 Government initiatives result in more road lighting projects https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/government-initiatives-result-in-more-road-lighting-projects-2016-10-28 Nadine James Roads Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431897 1477378708 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597325_resized_dehoekplazan31016bekaschreder1022.jpg DE HOEK PLAZA BEKA Schréder’s LEDlume-midi streetlight luminaires and its OMNIstar floodlights were used for the N3 Toll Plaza projects 511 287 R100-billion infrastructure investment enhances safety and mobility https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/r100-billion-infrastructure-investment-enhances-safety-mobility-2016-10-28 Nadine James Roads Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431945 1477378708 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597457_resized_nalediproteanorthbridgeconstruction1014setjhabamofokeng1022.jpg NALEDI-PROTEA NORTH BRIDGE Construction on the bridge that now links the two Soweto suburbs started in 2014 511 287 Funding, procurement for road infrastructure projects problematic https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/funding-procurement-in-road-infrastructure-projects-problematic-2016-10-28 Nadine James Roads Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431942 1477378708 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597453_resized_16smecsouthafrica1022.jpeg CAUTION CURVES AHEAD Challenges pertaining to the country's economy, government funding and public procurement has made it increasingly more difficult to develop road infrastructure 511 287 M1 highway gets R210m facelift https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/m1-highway-gets-r210m-facelift-2015-11-25 Nadine James TOP TRANSPORT PROJECTS Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0200 394373 1449740701 1449784800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000494952_resized_traffic103101022duane.jpeg M1 HIGHWAY The M1 and M2 upgrades form part of the City of Johannesburg's 2040 Growth and Development Strategy 511 287 Award-winning KZN interchange eases congestion on N2 https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/award-winning-kzn-interchange-eases-congestion-on-n2-2015-12-11 Nadine James Top Transport Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0200 394363 1449740739 1449784800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000494912_resized_umgeniinterchangesanral1022.jpeg FOUR YEARS WELL SPENT The interchange upgrade, which started in 2011, has reduced congestion and journey times, while increasing road safety 511 287 Only Tshwane municipality pursues ultrathin reinforced concrete roads https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/only-tshwane-municipality-pursues-ultrathin-reinforced-concrete-roads-2015-10-30 Dylan Stewart Roads Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 389064 1445867663 1446156000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000478992_resized_concreteroadbuildingconcreteinstitute1022.jpg JOB CREATOR Building concrete roads requires little machinery and can therefore create more low-skilled jobs 511 287 Consulting engineering firm suggests tolling of regional roads https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/consider-tolling-regional-roads---consulting-engineer-2015-10-30 Dylan Stewart Roads Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 389246 1445867664 1446156000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 SA’s primary highway network as good as any, says consultancy https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-africa-primary-highway-network-as-good-as-any-says-consultancy-2015-10-15 Dylan Stewart Roads Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 389252 1445867664 1446156000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000479604_resized_debuysscottnew1022.jpg DE BUYS SCOTT While roads are critical to any economy, they are even more important in South Africa 511 287 LED streetlights installed in Western Cape https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/led-streetlights-installed-in-western-cape-2015-10-30 Dylan Stewart Roads Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 389084 1445867664 1446156000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000479008_resized_swartlandmunicipalitystreetlight1022.jpg NEW LIGHT To date, over 4 000 LED luminaires have been installed in streetlights in the Swartland municipality 511 287 Preliminary design assessment of N3 highway upgrade under way https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/preliminary-design-assessment-and-detail-design-of-n3-highway-upgrade-2015-10-30 Dylan Stewart Roads Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 389068 1445867663 1446156000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000478995_resized_n3map20151022.jpg KEY CORRIDOR The N3 runs from Durban to Johannesburg 511 287 Design for Pietermaritzburg N3 interchange under way https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/design-for-pietermaritzburg-n3-interchange-under-way-2015-10-30 Dylan Stewart Roads Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 389231 1446115500 1446156000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000479566_resized_roadlead0515duane1022.jpg BIG RESPONSIBILITY The interchange will allow for traffic to flow on the N3 as it crosses Epworth and Market roads in the south of Pietermaritzburg 511 287