Roadworks project in Villiersdorp begins
The Department of Transport and Public Works has started with a project to reseal the R45 and R321 between Villiersdorp and Vyeboom. This R104 million project is expected to have been completed in May 2018. The project will also include surface repairs and work to stablise the shoulders of the road.
Half-width construction (closing one side of the road) is taking place in sections with stop/ go controls to manage the flow of traffic. Motorists can expect 10-minute waiting period at stop/ go points. The Department is aware that delays are frustrating, but some inconvenience during construction is inevitable.
The Department is committed to creating short-term Expanded Public Works Programme employment and skills training opportunities. During the course of this project, a total of R10 million will be spent on targeted enterprises and 10 000 person-days of work will be created for people from the Theewaterskloof municipal area.
The high-quality road infrastructure that the Department provides is an important component of a safe and effective transport system, and an enabler of economic and social development in the Western Cape.