Client: HHO Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd for: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited

PROPOSED UPGRADING OF NATIONAL ROUTE 1 SECTION 18 - HEUNINGSPRUIT (KM 0.00) TO KOPPIES (KM 29.20)

September 29, 2020

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has appointed HHO Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd to assess and make recommendations for the upgrading of the N1 Section 18 between the towns of Heuningspruit (Km 0.00) and Koppies (Km 29.2). As part of the design assessment, HHO identified that the current road capacity of the N1 Section 18 did not meet the design requirements for the 20-year horizon and identified three (3) alternative means of meeting these demands.The proposed upgrading of the N1 Section 18 includes activities listed under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations Listing Notices, 2014. Such listed activities are prohibited from commencing until written authorisation is obtained from the competent authority, which in this case is the DEFF. The activities that are triggered require a BA process in terms of the EIA Regulations, 2014. The BA process is used to inform the Environmental Authorisation application.
SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SLR) has been appointed by HHO (Pty) Ltd, as a sub consultant on behalf of SANRAL, as the independent environmental assessment practitioner to undertake the BA process for the proposed upgrading of the N1 Section 18.

Contact

Name: Theo Wicks
Email: twicks@slrconsulting.com
Telephone: +27 33 343 5826

Status

SLR has produced a Basic Assessment Report for the N1 Section 18 application. The Basic Assessment Report provides an assessment of the impacts of the proposed project and sets out the recommended management measures. The BA Report has been provided to Interested and Affected Parties for review and comment from the SLR website.  Alternatively, contact SLR for a copy of the Basic Assessment Report or an electronic copy of the report on a CD.

For comments to be included in the Final BA Report, these should reach SLR by no later than 30 October 2020.