||Northern Province Roads Agency -
||All three roads are situated in
the area south of Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province
||R 4.50 million
||Planning, design and construction
||October 2000 to March 2001
Repairs to Flood Damaged Infrastructure: Second
Initiative Roads D523, D589 & D673
During the severe floods experienced during
the first quarter of 2000 in the Limpopo Province, extensive damage
was caused to the road infrastructure in the province.
The primary objective of the project was to
carry out repairs to flood damaged roads in the vicinity of Tzaneen.
||One of the major challenges of the
project was to complete the work before the end of March 2001. In
order to fast track the process, the project managers requested
rate only tenders from several civil engineering contractors, and
rates were agreed upon with all the Contractors before the Consulting
team was appointed. With the appointment of the consulting team,
a Contractor was allocated to each specific project.
|A Scope of Work Report had to be
submitted to the client indicating the work that will be carried
out as well as a budget for the proposed work, which had to be within
the allocated budget for the project.
||Typical damaged which occurred during
the heavy downpours over prolonged periods, was the failure of side
fills and the slopes of deep cuttings on Roads D523 and D589. On
Road D673 one culvert was washed away while another collapsed. The
majority of the work on Road D673 consisted of pothole and base
repairs. The Geotechnical division of Messrs ARQ Specialist Consulting
Engineers, assisted with the designs of the enviro-wall retaining
walls used on the project to ensure the stability of some of the
|The tender documents for the project were based
on the Targeted Procurement policy of the National Government, which
ensures the maximization of the labour content as well as the involvement
of Affirmable Business Enterprises (ABE's) on the project. All prescribed
targets relating to the use of labour and ABE's were met during
the construction period.