The official opposition party in Limpopo met with South African Road Agency Limited during the day over uncompleted N1 route on Monday.
This incident follows the recent protest by the EFF led by Jossey Buthane last week against non-completion of the N1 eastern bypass in Polokwane which has been left incomplete for months by construction company basil read.
Scores of police were deployed to guard N1 road prior the meeting between EFF and SANRAL.
The construction company basil read is undergoing business rescue, which is what led to the construction stopping.
In the meeting SANRAL representative head of stakeholder relations, Siphiwo Mxhosa told EFF chairperson, Jossey Buthane that the construction will resume in February next year but safety measures will be put in the place.
Buthane said his party was not happy that SANRAL would only resume with the construction in mid-January.
He said uncompleted road would lead to loss of lives during festive seasons.
“We are not happy but we warn SANRAL to keeps its words because lives will be lost if the road is not completed. However we thank them for making themselves available to explain the situation, but the party will keep a close eye on the progress of the project,” he said.