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DEMOLITION OF WILLOW ROAD BRIDGE AND OPENING OF RIDGE ROAD BRIDGE IN MUCKLENEUK

Bombela Civils Joint Venture will be constructing an overpass bridge at Ridge Road in Muckleneuk, as part of a series of overpass bridges along the Gautrain alignment in Pretoria. The Willow Road Bridge will be demolished due to its current height restriction, with traffic permanently being diverted to the new Ridge Road Bridge. The newly constructed bridge will serve as a link between Normaal...

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WEST STREET IN CENTURION

A part of West Street in Centurion, will be temporarily closed for Gautrain viaduct (concrete bridge) construction. The closure, which is meant to allow sufficient working space for the Bombela construction team, will be implemented between Lenchen Avenue and Gerhard Street at the beginning of November 2008 until April 2009. A road deviation was implemented in this area since end April 2008 to...

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CLOSURE OF OXFORD ROAD BETWEEN RIVIERA ROAD AND 8TH AVENUE

At approximately 7:30am today (28 October 2008), Bombela Civils Joint Venture (Bombela) became aware of a subsidence that had occurred on the northbound lane of Oxford Road.  Due to the close proximity of our site (Emergency Shaft E3), Bombela assisted in closing off the road and stabilizing the exposed utilities in the interests of the public. Although Gautrain tunneling activities in this area...

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EXTENSION OF BURNETT STREET BRIDGE IN HATFIELD

The Bombela construction team will be extending the Burnett Street Bridge to serve as an overpass that will cross over the Gautrain rail tracks. The extension of the bridge will be implemented in two phases, taking effect on Wednesday 29 October 2008 until August 2009. Lanes along the Burnett Street Bridge will be reduced to single lanes in both directions. Phase I – The two southbound...

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LOCAL SKILLS DEVELOPED TO ASSEMBLE GAUTRAIN’S WORLD-CLASS TECHNOLOGY

Following a successful skills transfer programme, local technicians have already started to assemble the first three Gautrain rail cars at the Union Carriage and Wagon Partnership (the UCW Partnership) in Nigel. The plant was recently upgraded and more staff were employed in order to assemble the vast majority of Gautrain’s fleet of rail cars. “Investing in the development of our people and...

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