oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Planning and design considerations for the Du Toitskloof Highway Tunnel

Volume 30, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Planning, for the present Du Toitskloof project began as long ago as 1970.Owing to the energy crisis in 1973 and subsequent fuel supply problems for South Africa, there were insufficient funds available to proceed with construction of the project at the earliest opportunity. This paper descibes the history of the planning, as well as giving details on the various facets that had to be considered during the planning and design phases. The tunnel was completed and opened to traffic on 18 March 1988 by State President P.W. Botha, who also named it the Huguenot Tunnel.

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