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Repairs to flood-damaged roads near Robertson and Ashton begin

4 May 2016

Locality plan of the flood damage repairs project.

The Department of Transport and Public Works has started repairing damage to roads and associated structures near Robertson and Ashton caused by floods in 2013/14. Work on this R12 million project is expected to have been completed early in 2017.

The contract provides for the rehabilitation of two precast culverts, three cast in-situ culverts, two low-level causeways, as well as river and road embankment works at five sites.

Motorists should plan for longer travelling times on roads where repair work is being done. Stop/ go operations will be in place, and every attempt will be made to minimise unnecessary delays.

Twelve percent of the total value of the contract will be spent on targeted enterprises and 6 000 person-days of work will be created for people from the Robertson area.

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Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570
Email: byron.lahoe@westerncape.gov.za
 

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