The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mabulula, opened the long-awaited route that links the R512 in Hartbeespoort to the N4 near Brits.
The long-awaited Pampoennek freeway that links the R512 in Hartbeespoort to the N4 near Brits, was officially opened by the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mabulula, on Thursday, 3 September.
Built at a cost of R377 million, the road stretches from the R512 to the west of the Hartbeespoort Dam, through Pampoennek and connects directly to the N4 to Rustenburg.
This will not only save substantial time for motorists travelling from the south of Hartbeespoort to Brits and the N4, but will also alleviate traffic congestion in Hartbeespoort, especially on the R511 and the routes around Damdoryn.
The road took over three years to construct and the project entailed the construction of a 6 km dual carriageway with interchanges on the national route. A corrugated iron game underpass was installed underneath the roadwork to connect the nature reserves on either side of the freeway.
During the opening of the freeway, SANRAL said the second phase of the project will be to link the Pampoennek freeway to the N4 south of Hartbeespoort.