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R60 Open for Traffic

3 May 2013

The R60 between Ashton and Swellendam is now open for traffic.

A slip failure of the road embankment occurred on the R60 between Ashton and Swellendam in October 2012, causing a large subsidence across almost the full width of the road. This required that the road be completely closed as it was not safe for the public.

The Department of Transport and Public Works (TPW) immediately investigated the cause of the failure and proposed repair measures.

Initially it was estimated the road would be open for traffic by the end of February 2013. However, the scope of repair was greater than what was originally estimated.

Media Enquiries: 

Al-Ameen Kafaar
Head of Communication: Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9653
Cell: 083 626 1361
E-mail: Al-Ameen.Kafaar@westerncape.gov.za