The development of the K56 as well as Erling Road will serve as a major transportation corridor which will primary link the eastern and western regions of Northern Johannesburg. The road will also serve as a public transport route for the communities to connect Diepsloot, Olievenhoutbosch and commercial sectors which will reduce travel costs. The route determination and preliminary design for the road has been undertaken and the Preliminary Design was accepted by the MEC and gazetted in Notice 2626 of 2003 in terms of section 10(3) of the Gauteng Transport Infrastructure Act, 2001 (Act 8 of 2001). An Environmental Authorisation process in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) was also undertaken and Environmental Authorisation granted on 15 July 2017.
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