Construction of new arrestor bed on Sir Lowry's Pass
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a R14 million project to construct a new slipway and truck arrestor bed on the downward slope of the N2 near Sir Lowry’s Pass Road. The project is expected to be complete by August 2018, if everything goes according to plan. Construction will take place during the day from Mondays to Saturdays unless otherwise agreed. All work will be carried out in the road shoulder and no road closures or obstructions are expected.
The N2 will be widened at this point to a maximum of 13 metres, and the length of the slipway and arrestor bed will be approximately 850 metres. Cape Nature has agreed to permit the necessary clearing of indigenous vegetation. The contractor will ensure that the impact on other indigenous vegetation is kept to an absolute minimum. New road markings will be put on the N2 when the other works are complete.
DTPW is committed to creating short-term Expanded Public Works Programme employment and skills training opportunities. During the course of this project, a total of R182 500 will be spent on targeted local labour, and 3 000 person-days of work will be created for people from Sir Lowry’s Pass Village.
DTPW requests motorists to drive carefully near these works, and to adhere to the safety and traffic controls at the site.