Nazir Alli told BuaNews during Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele’s first tour of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project on Tuesday that all barricades would be removed from revamped roads.
“We anticipate that there will be no major construction as work will be
stopped to allow unimpeded traffic flow during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
There will be full use of three lanes on most roads," he said.
Alli also stated that any work might only continue on bridges.
He however could not confirm whether the R21 freeway en route to the
airport would be completed in time for the World Cup kick-off. The R21
is currently being expanded to an eight-lane freeway.
The first phase of the GFIP includes upgrades of a total 185 km of
freeway network in Gauteng, by adding new lanes and improving lighting,
to the tune of R51.1 billion.
Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com