The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd. (SANRAL) propose the upgrade of the National Route R52 from Koster (KM 0.0) to the N4 turnoff to Rustenburg (KM 38.7). The project will entail general widening of the existing road, bridges and culverts, as well as two possible road realignments. The total length of the project is 38.7 km of single carriageway road with an existing surfaced width averaging 13.5 m. The carriageway is to be widened to accommodate passing lanes, where required, therefore resulting in a carriageway of 15.4 m surfaced width, inclusive of 3.0 m surfaced shoulders. Included in the project are two river bridges, one road-over-rail Bridge and four major culverts that must be widened to accommodate the road cross section improvement. CES was appointed by Ilifa Africa Engineers, on behalf of SANRAL, as an independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the Basic Assessment and apply for the necessary Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the proposed project.
Please be advised that the Draft Basic Assessment Report is hereby available for public review and comment. Hardcopies of the executive summary will be sent via registered post, upon request, should Interested & Affected Parties (I&APs) be unable to access the report online. The 30-day review period will run from 15 February 2021 – 17 March 2021. Kindly submit any comments on or before 17 March 2021 via email, post, telephone or fax to the below contact details.
Post: 70 Regency Drive, Route 21 Business Park
Centurion, Pretoria, 0178 (Att: Aidan Gouws)
Fax: (+27) 086 410 7593
Published: 12 February 2021
Review Period: 15 February 2021 – 17 March 2021
Contact Person: Mr Aidan Gouws
(+27) 010 045 1372
SANRAL SOC Ltd Upgrade of National Road R52 Section 3 from Koster
Draft Basic Assessment Report01 Draft Basic Assessment Report
List of Appendices02 Appendix A - Maps, Photographs and Designs 03 Appendix B - Impact Tables 04 Appendix C1 - Aquatic Impact Assessment 04 Appendix C2 - Vegetation Impact Assessment 04 Appendix C3 - Archaeological Impact Assessment 05 Appendix D - Public Participation Process 06 Appendix E - Environmental Management Programme 07 Appendix F - Details and Experience of the EAP
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