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N2 Highway Improvement

Our Role

SMEC was engaged by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to provide consultancy services on the to the N2 upgrade project.

This project was a successful collaboration between various functional groups within the company, including: Roads and Highways; Structures, Construction and Pavements; Hydropower and Dams (for geotechnics); and Power & Energy (for the street lighting).

Project works were completed within budget over a 46 month timeframe.

Project Overview

SMEC provided consultancy services for capacity improvements to the N2 between the Mount Edgecombe Interchange and the eThongathi Toll Plaza in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The project works comprised:

  • Widening of two bridges and off-ramps at the eMdloti Interchange
  • Widening of the King Shaka International Airport Interchange
  • Widening of two 282 m bridges over the Mdloti River using the incremental launch method
  • Additional lanes in designated sections
  • Widening of flexible and rigid pavement structures
  • Construction of Mechanically Stabilised Earth (MSE)
  • Installation of street lighting.
South Africa
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South African National Roads Agency Limited

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