Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena) reached an exciting milestone towards the end of August as the company celebrated 20 years of providing world class infrastructure. Over the years Bakwena has not only maintained and upgraded the N1N4 route but has also ensured that it meets international engineering standards.
Since 2001, the whole of the N1N4 route (385km) has been fully rehabilitated with technical enhancements and upgrades of the routes ensuring road users are provided with safe, world class infrastructure. The Bakwena N1N4 route is part of the important Trans-Kalahari Corridor, a regional development corridor, providing a coast-to-coast link from Walvis Bay in Namibia to Maputo in Mozambique”.
Some of the milestone works Bakwena has carried out during the 20-year period include:
- Construction of 91 kms of new road from Kameeldrift interchange to Brits and Rustenburg.
- Additional carriageway on the N4 from Buffelspoort to R512.
- Additional lane added to the N1 from Proefplaas to Zambesi.
- Upgrading of the Zambesi interchange to DDI (Diverge Diamond Interchange).
- Addition of west facing ramps on the N4 R511.
- Additional carriage way on the N4 from M17 to R512.
Reflecting on the company’s 20th anniversary, Simon Everitt, Bakwena’s CEO, said: “It is with a sense of pride that I look back on the project’s achievements over the last 20 years. Roads form the backbone of the South African economy and toll roads are an example of how private and government have collaborated to provide infrastructure which provides the economy with a much-needed boost.”
He also paid tribute to Bakwena’s team of dedicated employees who have grown and thrived with the company over the years.
“We look forward to continuing this exciting journey as Bakwena remains committed to ensuring the N1N4 route continues to make a difference every kilometre of the way.”