Periodic maintenance between Langhoogte and Villiersdorp
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started periodic maintenance of Trunk Road 30 section 1 (the R43) from Langhoogte to Villiersdorp and section 2 from Villiersdorp to Worcester. This R47 million project is expected to be complete by October 2019, if everything goes according to plan. Periodic maintenance is required to ensure that the road does not deteriorate to the point where full rehabilitation is required.
Half-width construction (involving the closure of one lane) will take place in sections with stop/ go controls to manage the flow of traffic. Motorists can expect a 15-minute waiting period at stop/ go points. Traffic between Villiersdorp and Worcester via R43, Bot River and Villiersdorp via R43, as well as Caledon and Villiersdorp via R43 will be affected by this project. DTPW is aware that delays are frustrating, but some inconvenience during construction is inevitable. Motorists will soon be able to enjoy a safer and more pleasant travelling experience on this road.
DTPW is committed to creating short-term employment and skills training opportunities. During the course of this project, a total of R7 million will be spent on targeted enterprises, and 13 000 person-days of work will be created for people from the Theewaterskloof Municipality area.
The high-quality road infrastructure that DTPW provides is an important component of a safe and effective transport system, and an enabler of economic and social development in the Western Cape.