Residents of the remote Phasha village finally have a bridge that connects them to the rest of Madibeng Local Municipality, as well as other neighbouring areas of Gauteng.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula officially opened the Madidi Bridge on Tuesday.
“We made an undertaking that through this October Transport Month, we will travel through the length and breadth of this country to monitor service delivery of road infrastructure, showcasing our achievements and intervening where challenges persist,” Mbalula said.
Mbalula reiterated government’s commitment to take on new road infrastructure projects, upgrades and maintenance.
The 50 metres long bridge was built over the Sand River, which is also known as the Toloane River.
As part of Department of Transport’s Labour Intensive Rural Roads Programme, local workers, comprising of youth and women, were involved in its construction.
The project took more than a year and also gave an 25 local sub constructors were given an opportunity to carry out site works.