Mokhotlong to Sani Pass Road project

South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE) and South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) Annual Awards

International projects of excellence where South African engineers are involved

Transportation Engineering Project for the Year

Poor road access to KwaZulu-Natal, in neighbouring South Africa, has inhibited economic development in the south-east of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The road to Sani Pass fulfilled an important international trade, service and tourism function but was only accessible to all-terrain vehicles.

Neither challenging terrain nor extreme weather conditions could stop the project team from delivering a new road that will stimulate tourism, as well as general economic upliftment on both sides of the border.

The fruition of the project vision is a new bitumen standard road between Mokhotlong and the Lesotho border post at Sani Pass that provides all-weather access to the general public in standard vehicles.

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