Roadworks on Annandale Road progressing well
Good progress is being made on a Department of Transport and Public Works project to rehabilitate a 7 km section of Annandale Road between the R44 and R310, Stellenbosch. This R122 million project started in November 2016 and is scheduled for completion early in 2019.
The project includes the rehabilitation of the road and widening of surfaced shoulders. In addition, a new bridge is being constructed and improvements are being made to pedestrian areas near intersections, and stormwater infrastructure is being installed. Motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes at stop/ go signs.
The project is creating a number of short-term Expanded Public Works Programme employment and skills training opportunities. A total of R17 million will be spent on targeted contractor businesses and 14 000 person-days of work will be created for people from the local 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.