Accessibility and roads at N4 Gateway
N4 Gateway Industrial Park is surrounded by three important roads, namely the N4 Highway running from the east (Mozambique and Mpumalanga) to the west (Rustenburg and Botswana), Solomon Mahlangu Road (formerly Hans Strijdom Drive – R69) and the Bronkhorstspruit Road. The N4 also crosses the N1 Highway which was recently upgraded into a highway with 6 lanes on each side, running from north to south and thereby linking the N4 Gateway Industrial Park with virtually the whole of the country, as these are the main roads running through the country.
As various types of businesses are housed at the N4 Gateway , various types of vehicles will also enter and leave the premises on a daily basis, namely delivery trucks, commercial vehicles, heavy transporting trucks as well as light passenger cars, and access to the N4 Gateway is of major importance to businesses, and vehicles entering and leaving the premises should be doing so with ease.
The accessibility by road is of utmost importance for a successful Industrial Park. If access to an Industrial Park isn’t easy, the levels of frustration of the drivers as well as customers using the Park can easily rise, which leaves a company or business with angry and frustrated customers.
The arterial roads surrounding the N4 Gateway Light Industrial Park, namely the N4 Highway, Solomon Mahlangu Drive (Formerly Hans Strijdom Drive (K69) and the Bronkhorstspruit Road (R104), make access a dream, as all of these roads are modern, is in excellent condition and makes driving a pleasure.
The upgrading of the old Bronkhorstspruit road to a dual highway, up to the N4 Gateway entrance, is a huge improvement and contribute to the accessibility to the N4 Gateway Light Industrial Park. Millions of rand have been spent by amongst others, Sanral to make driving an enjoyable experience.
The operating cost of a vehicle and time management is a mayor cost factor to take into account when positioning a warehouse or a factory. This is another plus point for the N4 Gateway Light Industrial Park, as it is centrally situated near major cities and international airports.
With fuel prices continually on the rise, which contributes to increasing prices and cost of living, it is important to have access to a Industrial Park which is easily accessible by road.
For the employers and employees of a factory or warehouse it is also very important to have quick and easy access to their workplace. As earlier mentioned, the price of fuel increases on a monthly basis, making the price of transport nearly unaffordable for employees, and adding to the cost of living.
The old saying “LOCALITY, LOCALITY, LOCALITY ” is nowadays even more true than ever, and relevant for an Industrial Park as people, customers and clients cannot afford to travel long distances to conduct their business, and the more central a Business Park is situated, the better it is for the customer and client.
The easy, quick accessibility of an Industrial Park effectively brings it much closer to its suppliers and customers, thereby saving time and money, and benefitting everyone.
The N4 Gateway Industrial Park has the additional advantage that it is highly visible from three major motorways.
Sanral is currently planning the upgrade of Hans Strijdom Avenue to improve the traffic flow during peak times. All property developers in the East of Pretoria welcome this.