Road projects in the Langeberg area
A major road upgrade project (Contract C818) from Ashton to Montagu through Cogmanskloof has been underway for over three years. Another road construction project at Bonnievale (Contract C820) has recently been completed. Two other road maintenance projects have recently commenced on adjoining road sections.
Contract C1089 entails the repair and resealing of the R60 from the Nuy Valley, just east of Worcester, to Ashton. The project also includes the maintenance of 11,8 km of the R317 from Robertson to the Cogmanskloof Bridge, halfway between Robertson and Bonnievale.
Contract C1091 entails the resealing of the R60 from the turnoff to Swellendam, just east of Ashton, for 31,2 km. The project also includes the resealing of Provincial Main Road 287, as well as the resealing of 6 km of Provincial Main Road 288 (a link road to the R60).
Location of the three road construction projects
The road authority for all three projects is the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW). After a tendering process, consulting engineering firms were appointed to design and administer the three projects, and contracting firms were appointed to implement the projects.
The individual teams on the three projects are in contact with each other and will endeavour to minimise the impact on the travelling public whenever possible.
Summary of the three projects
|Contract||Description of affected roads||Western Cape Government road sections||Client||Consulting engineers||Contractor||Period|
|C1089||Resealing of portions of:||Dept. of Transport and Public Works||BVi||WBHO Construction||
Oct 2018 to Jan 2020
|the R60 (east of Worcester to Robertson)||TR31/1 km 13.58 to km 45.67|
|the R60 (Robertson to Ashton)||TR31/2 km 0.00 to km 15.68|
|the R317 (Robertson towards Bonnievale)||MR287 km 2.69 to km 14.50|
|C818||Rehabilitation of:||Dept. of Transport and Public Works||AECOM||Haw & Inglis Civil Engineering (previously Basil Read)||
Aug 2015 to Mar 2021
|Ashton Main Road (R60)||TR31/2 km 15.00 to km 19.7|
|R62 through Cogmanskloof||TR31/2 km 19.7 to km 27.22|
|Long Street, Montagu (R62)||TR31/3 km 0.00 to km 1.4|
|a portion of Van Riebeeck Street, Montagu||DR1373 km 0.00 to km 0.98|
|C1091||Resealing of portions of:||Dept. of Transport and Public Works||Element||WTW Civil||
Nov 2018 to mar 2020
|the R60 (Ashton towards Swellendam)||TR32/1 km 0.00 to km 31.20|
|the “MR287”||MR287 km 32.00 to km 45.31|
|the road linking “MR287” to the R60.||MR288 km 0.00 to km 6.00|
More information about Contract C818 and C818.01 is available at www.montagu.org.za.
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.