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Roadworks on sections of R61 from Beaufort West to Aberdeen

23 March 2021


Sections of Regional Road R61 (TR35/1) will be under construction daily from 07:00 until 17:30, Mondays to Saturdays, on the section of the road from Beaufort West (km 2.59) to Aberdeen (58.00), between 12 March 2021 and 15 December 2021.

The project is located on Trunk Road 35, Section 1 (Regional Route R61) from Beaufort West (km 2.59) to Aberdeen (km 58.00).

The project forms part of the WCG’s objective to upgrade, rehabilitate and maintain provincial road in the Western Cape Province. The periodic maintenance of the specific project includes the following works; the repair of base failures by means of rut filling, asphalt surface patch-ing, emulsion treated base reconstruction, the application of a slurry texture seal to the entire extent of the road section and the construction of a 14mm bitumen rubber single seal.


The contract has been awarded to Roadmac Surfacing Cape (Pty) Ltd and the commencement date was 26 January 2021. The contract peri-od is approximately 11 months, excluding public holidays and the year-end breaks. The completion date is therefore 15 December 2021.

Traffic will be accommodated on the existing road. In some instances, stop/go one-way traffic will be necessary. It is a provision of the con-tract that traffic shall be accommodated with the least delay and dis-comfort to the public. No full road closures will be allowed. The safety and convenience of the travelling public are of utmost importance and every effort will be made to ensure that all temporary road signs, cones, flagmen and speed controls are maintained and are effective, and that courtesy is extended to the public at all times. The Contractor is required to make use of approved methods to control the movement of his equipment and vehicles so as not to constitute a hazard on public roads. The public is requested to be patient and exercise caution when using the road.

Media Enquiries: 

Jandré Bakker
Head of Communication
Department of Transport and Public Works