Update on Great Brak River roadworks
Good progress is being made with a Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to upgrade the MR344 (R102) between Hartenbos and Great Brak River, as well as the DR1578 between Tergniet and Wolwedans. This R182 million project started in January 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid-2020. Construction activities are being undertaken simultaneously in a number of areas, with stop/ go controls to manage the flow of traffic. Because no sealing is permitted during the rainy period between April and July, work on certain parts of this project will be halted at the end of March 2019 and resume at the beginning of August 2019.
R102 Monte Christo to Riverside
The half-width section from Monte Christo to Swan’s Nursery is currently under construction with stop/go controls to manage the flow of traffic. Construction on this section will be completed by mid-March 2019.
Little Brak River bridge
Remedial works on the Little Brak River Bridge and its approach road will be completed by mid-June 2019, after which the R102 from Monte Christo to Riverside will be open to two-way traffic.
The R102 through Riverside is currently open to two-way traffic while kerbs and channels are being installed. Once these installations are complete, traffic will be disrupted for about three days while the final asphalt is being laid.
R102 Riverside to the N2 intersection
The R102 between the new culvert at Riverside and the intersection at the N2 is under construction in half-widths with stop/go controls where necessary. Work on the first half of this section will be completed by the end of March 2019, and the road will be open to two-way traffic until the end of July 2019. Between the beginning of August and December 2019, the second half will be constructed with stop/go controls as necessary.
R102 Impala Road intersection at Fraaiuitsig
A short section of the R102 including the Impala Road intersection at Fraaiuitsig is currently being constructed in half-widths with stop/go controls. The first half of this section will be completed by the end of March 2019 and the road will be open to two-way traffic until the end of July 2019. Between the beginning of August and December 2019, the second half will be constructed with stop/go controls where necessary.
R102 Fraaiuitsig to Tergniet
Delays related to the delivery of material for the final layer have been resolved, and this section of road will be opened at the end of March 2019.