Gauteng Motorists warned of delays on N14

Pretoria – The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has warned motorists of delays on both the east and west bound carriages of road P158/2 (N14) route between Diepsloot and Hendrik Potgieter intersection due to road works.

“The rehabilitation project will run for 18 months, it is necessary to save the road and extend its serviceable life by another 20 years,” spokesperson Octavia Mamabolo said.

The road rehabilitation project is expected to provide employment, skills development opportunities and provide training and economic empowerment to local communities.

The department has appealed to motorists to be patient on the raod and has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

The N14 upgrade will cost R295m

Pretoria – The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport is upgrading the N14 freeway from Krugersdorp to Pretoria for R295 million.

“We have to upgrade the N14 as it is a critical arterial route from the southern and western regions of Gauteng to the north, which is used for daily workplace travelling and freight transport,” said Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura and MEC Vadi launched the project to upgrade the N14 on Wednesday.

The multi-million rand project will repair the N14 to achieve a new design life of 20 years, provide employment and skills development opportunities during the construction phase.

It will also enable training and economic empowerment for local contractors, and improve the road safety features on the freeway.

“Basically, we will be giving a new lease of life to a very busy freeway and there will be no toll fees,” MEC Vadi said.

He appealed to motorists to be patient and take extra care while driving because of the construction work.

“Road construction takes time and there will be no short cuts. Motorists are advised that their traveling times will be affected and they should plan accordingly,” MEC Vadi said.

He said the department was busy planning the Phase 2 of the N14 upgrade which will eventually link with the N1. –