GEORGE NEWS - The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is to "take the necessary action" to get the Gwaiing River bridge construction project on the N2 near George back on track.
It has fallen far behind schedule. The original completion date was July 2020.
George Herald reported last month that all building activity had recently ceased. In 2019, six months were lost when work halted from April till September.
At the time, Sanral said it was due to financial distress experienced by the contractor, KPMM Construction, and the completion date was extended to November 2020.
Randall Cable, Sanral's western region manager, last week said since the last quarter of 2019, the contractor has fallen "considerably" behind on the programme "for various reasons".
"Sanral is aware that progress on the doubling of the Gwaiing River bridge project has slowed even more significantly and is in discussion with the contractor to better understand the situation and take the necessary action where required."
He did not give a new estimated completion time.
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