Rehabilitation of the Old Malmesbury road progressing well
Good progress is being made on a R104 million Department of Transport and Public Works project to rehabilitate the Old Malmesbury Road between Abbotsdale and Kalbaskraal.
Construction works include rehabilitation of the road surface as well as repair work to bridges, culverts and side drains.
Work on this 16 km stretch of road began in September 2015 and is scheduled for completion in July 2017. It is estimated that up to 2 900 vehicles use the road every week.
Twenty-four hour stop/ go closures are in place between Malmesbury and Kalbaskraal and motorists are encouraged to use the N7 as an alternative route.
Twelve percent of the total value of the contract will be spent on targeted enterprises and a total of 12 000 person-days of work will be created for people from the Swartland municipal area.
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