Client: Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Funder: Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Project Location: Tshwane - Akasia
Project Value: R1,5 million
Services: Planning, design and construction monitoring
Project Period: June 2000 to June 2001

Infraburo (Pty) Ltd was appointed in June 2000 by the Greater Pretoria Metropolitan Council (currently Tshwane Metopolitan Municipality) as the Consulting- Design and Construction supervision Engineers for the re-alignment of a portion of Daan de Wet Nel Drive.
The existing alignment of the class 3 road (district distributor) had to be re-aligned to eliminate the existing staggered intersection and replace it with a normal 4-way intersection (with broadened entry and exit lanes where required) controlled by a signal plan and traffic lights.
The construction approach adopted by the professional team was to appoint a Joint Venture (JV) Contractor comprising of an emerging contractor assisted by a conventional contractor responsible for the provision of plant and construction management services where required. The premise of the approach extended to the principles of the RDP to enable the emerging partner of the JV to develop, gain experience and become established as a conventional contractor.
The project was completed in the midst of very challenging circumstances. The existing alignment remained functional throughout construction, bulk water supply and storm water drainage systems were accommodated and incorporated into the execution of the project, and a signal controlled 4-way intersection has been implemented to control traffic from and to the industrial focal point at the nearby Rosslyn industrial area. The principal labour component (excluding specialist sub-contractors) utilized was manual labour-intensive construction methods. An estimated 15 000 man-hours was invested by the emerging contractor with an associated R 100 000,00 distributed to the labour force.

Construction items such as kerbing, pedestrian pathways, median island aprons and storm water pipelines and canals were constructed exclusively by labour intensive methods.
In summary, the project stimulated tremendous economic growth in the area, created much-needed job opportunities and provided the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality with an improved asset in terms of infrastructure and service delivery.                                Making the difference


The Re-alignment of a Portion of Daan de Wet Nel Drive