n IMIESA - N17 Springs to Oshoek : roads and bridges

Volume 34, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 34, Issue 8, Aug 2009, p. 30 - 31
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Eighteen months ago, a trip down to Swaziland along the N17 would not have been a pleasant drive. From Springs onwards, potholes along the entire route, with the occasional road subsidence, would have given you feeling that you were back in your youth driving dodgems cars at the local fun park, on a grander scale. Narrow roads and massive coal trucks, especially between Bethal and Ermelo and further on, added to the challenge. And, woe betides if you were tired.

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