oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Warwick Triangle viaduct : outbound : project awards : winners and finalists
category : technical excellence



The Warwick Triangle Precinct in Durban is one of the busiest trading and transport hubs in Africa. Major traffic conflict resulted from the movement of the estimated 460 000 people passing through every day. Funding made available by the government for transport-related improvement for the 2010 World Cup gave the eThekwini Municipality the opportunity to fast-track the construction of the viaduct that would be necessary to remove the at-grade intersections for vehicles travelling from the CBD. A condition of the funding (that the improvement be completed before the World Cup) necessitated a departure from normal procurement, design and construction processes. Faced with a highly congested work environment and many physical constraints, the project team overcame all challenges to successfully deliver the project safely, and with minimal disruption to traffic, four weeks ahead of the demanding schedule.


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