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Rehabilitation of MR240 (R399) Vredenburg to Paternoster

16 July 2019



Construction progress

This 14-month project has been under way for six months and approximately 30% of the project has been completed.

Contract C1036 for the rehabilitation of 12.78 km of MR240 (the R399) between Vredenburg and Paternoster has been divided into five sections of approximately 2.5 km each. The contractor is currently busy with rehabilitation works on three of the five sections.

Possible delays


There have been no weather-related delays to date.


Material for these roadworks is sourced commercially and from cuttings.

No delays are foreseen.

Road and access closures

Three sections of road are closed to two-way traffic. Rehabilitation work is being done in half-widths, with stop/go controls enabling traffic to use the open lane. No accesses are closed.

General traffic accommodation

The road has been temporarily widened to facilitate half-width construction. Although stop/go controls are in place on sections under construction, traffic volumes are relatively low, and no problems have been experienced.

Interesting facts

  • All labour requirements are sourced from Paternoster and Vredenburg.
  • All materials are tested on site by the on-site soils laboratory.

Contact numbers

General enquiries: 082 338 5566
Road emergencies: 082 219 3282
Traffic accommodation enquiries: 082 219 3282/084 654 0066

Media Enquiries: 

Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570