n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Functional classification of roads in the eThekwini Municipal area

Volume 21, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



SMEC South Africa (Pty) Ltd (formerly Vela VKE Consulting Engineers) was appointed in February 2012 by the eThekwini Transport Authority (ETA) to carry out the Functional Classification of Roads in the eThekwini Municipal area. The need for a newly classified road network for the eThekwini Municipality was driven by the latest Road Infrastructure Strategic Framework for South Africa (RISFSA) and the benefits that the framework brings to authorities and road users. A current road network, classified in accordance with the latest RISFSA and Committee of Transport Officials - Road Classification and Access Management (COTORCAM) guidelines - provides improved functionality to the road network, as well as a host of benefits to both the ETA and road users within the Municipality.

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