I’ve received many queries about the R511/M26 road between Erasmia and Diepsloot. The contractor abandoned the work last year after digging up about 4km of the tarmac. Road conditions are very poor.
Here is a update from Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC, Ismail Vadi:
The factual position is as follows:
The Department terminated the contract due to poor/unsatisfactory performance of the contractor.
On this score, it acted in the public interest.
The Department has extended the scope of work (for further improvements on the road), which has additional budgetary implications.
An application has been made to Provincial Treasury for additional funding and the Department is awaiting a decision from Treasury.
The Department cannot proceed with the revised tender until there is authorisation from Treasury. This is a legal requirement.
I hope this clarifies the matter.