KwaZulu-Natal Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC, Sipho Hlomuka, officially opened a R56 million road project in Loskop, Estcourt, as part of efforts to improve logistic connectivity in rural towns.
Work done on the road project included the upgrading of the D1252 from gravel to blacktop. The road serves as a link to the N3, which connects eThekwini and Johannesburg.
The road also provides a link to P10, which provides access to the Drakensburg and other tourism routes.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the road, on Tuesday, Hlomuka said the investment of R56 million has restored hope in the people of iNkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality, as it created jobs for local unemployed youth and emerging contractors.
“This road is part of the commitment to improve and develop towns. It is also important in restoring the dignity of the people and local businesses,” Hlomuka pointed out.
In the north of the province, Hlomuka will unveil the construction of Buffalo River Bridge, which connects uMsinga and iNquthu. The project is worth over R78 million.