Reseal of the R27 and M19 near Melkbosstrand update | Western Cape Government



Reseal of the R27 and M19 near Melkbosstrand update

10 March 2016

Construction progress

Resealing of the R27 (24 km) and M19  (9 km) is currently underway. No stop/go traffic control is in place at present and traffic is diverted through the work zones in narrow delineated lanes either on the shoulders of the road or along the centre of the road.

Earthworks and layer works are currently underway at the Duynefontein intersection on the R27, at the M19 and R27 intersection at Melkbosstrand and on the M19 at the Mamre/Morning Star intersection.

This is to provide new passing lanes and turning lanes in the respective intersections.

Work has also started on the refurbishing of the road over Rail Bridge on the M19 west of the Mamre/Morning Star intersection.

Possible delays

Although every effort is made to accommodate vehicular traffic without stop/go management, temporary 500 m single lane closures will be implemented on an ad-hoc basis where specific day time road construction activities are taking place until mid-June 2016.

Road users can expect delays of approximately 10 minutes.

Closures will not be implemented during peak hour traffic movement in an attempt to minimise potential delays for the travelling public.

The closures are deemed necessary in order to ensure the safety of the road users and construction staff.

General traffic accommodation

Motorists are requested for their own safety as well as that for the construction workers, to obey all traffic restrictions, including speed limits and to drive carefully. Road conditions change daily as the work progresses and motorists should be vigilant when driving along the sections under construction.

Traffic accommodation enquiries: 071 536 2077

Media Enquiries: 
Heinrich Robertson
Assistant Director: Communications
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 0539
Cell: 082 460 9262

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