Paterson Park Culvert & Stream Upgrade Project was awarded to the R&E team earlier this year. This is a R68 Million project from the JDA, for the construction of 400m of 3600 x 2400 precast culverts and 500m of natural stream construction in the suburb of Norwood, Johannesburg.
The team plan to have all construction works complete by the year end shut down, with the landscaping to follow early in 2017. Final completion will be in March 2017.
Several local SMME’s have been appointed to complete the team.
Work is progressing well, with the first concrete base slab cast on 27th June (pictured below), and the construction of the first sand filter layers in the river section on the same day. All filter sands, boulder and rip rap rock is being sourced from recycle/repurposed sources, and from our current pipeline project to the south of Johannesburg where the rock is excess to the requirements of that site. Topsoil and grass has been preserved and the non-indigenous trees as removed will be chipped and utilised in the landscaping mulching. We have placed a priority on implementing “green” solutions.
To date, 9 SMME subcontractors have been contracted for works including building, fencing, demolitions, tree felling, road building, concrete works, shuttering and steel fixing, sewer services relocation, diesel supply, and materials testing and analysis. In addition many local residents have been employed to work on the project.
We are working in co-operation with the community and local interested stakeholders, and look forward to the successful completion of the project which will have a substantial improvement to the park facility and the community in the area.