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Workzone safety at the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project

Apperlo, A. (2009) Workzone safety at the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.

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Abstract:The Gauteng province has the largest share of the South African population, while it covers the smallest area of land of all South African provinces. The Gauteng province, being home to Johannesburg and Pretoria, is the economic driving force of South Africa producing a third of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. Because of this economic growth people in the Gauteng area get a larger welfare and more and more of them get access to a personal vehicle. The growth is putting strain on infrastructure in the region and to make sure the population of Gauteng stays mobile the province has planned a big network improvement for the major roads in the region: The Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project. The projects goal is to construct approximately 500 kilometres of road around the three Gauteng metros which will provide a safe and reliable strategic network and optimize the movement of traffic. The project has been split up in several contracts. During construction this project is having a big impact on traffic conditions in the area. These roadworks on roads with a lot of traffic are causing a great risk for both road users and road workers. Therefore the workzone safety is a major issue in the design project. This research focuses on workzone safety, the research goal can be described as follows: To get knowledge of how workzone safety measures are being implemented at the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), to see how this workzone safety stands according to local contract requirements and international standards and to point out where it needs improvement.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering BSc (56952)
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