The ring road on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus was officially opened for use this week amidst fanfare and excitement. To celebrate the milestone, new ring road users were treated to muffins handed out by the NWU’s mascot Eagi.
The road forms part of the R15 600 000 worth project entailing 630 m of road plus a new parking area and stormwater services.
This project is one of the campus’ key infrastructure projects aimed at creating a more modern and collaborative environment for students and staff, and forms part of the masterplan to transform university infrastructure.
Prof Linda du Plessis, deputy vice-chancellor for planning and Vanderbijlpark Campus Operations says this is a huge milestone for the campus.
“The ring road will considerably reduce the distance to other buildings on the campus. It will also enable access to the new parking area, improve traffic flow, and will make it easier to access future developments along the sports fields,” she adds.
Prof du Plessis adds that growing student enrolment accompanied by the ever-increasing bouquet of new programmes warranted the campus to embark on several infrastructural development projects to continue providing students with world-class education and facilities.
“Our Student Centre has also been remodelled and outfitted with new windows and other furnishings, and the brand store has already been relocated to the Student Centre. These recently completed enhancements will surely add to the campus appeal,” says Prof du Plessis.
NWU mascot Eagi greats Prof Linda du Plessis on the new ring road on the Vanderbijlpark Campus.