Qualifying bidder for CT freeway project announced

One of the unfinished highway bridges in Cape Town.

The City of Cape Town has named Mitchell Du Plessis Associates (MDA) as the qualifying bidder for the development of the R8.3-billion Foreshore Freeway Precinct.

The development project will include the completion of the unfinished sections of freeways connecting to and from Helen Suzman Boulevard and the N1 and N2 freeways as well as the development of the Gallows Hill traffic centre and the Ebenezer road maintenance depot.

According to a spokesperson, while MDA had met the required evaluation criteria, the company had not yet been confirmed as the successful bidder. Agreement negotiations needed to be concluded after the expiry period for bidders to lodge disputes, complaints or queries, he said.

Once this has been done, the agreement will stipulate the conditions and requirements to be followed by MDA in carrying out the freeway project. At this stage the company would have to finalise an investment plan and secure financing for the project.

According to the city, construction work could begin in 2020, subject to statutory processes and approvals.

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