Roadworks in the Citrusdal area begin
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started a project to reseal and rehabilitate five sections of the R393 and R303 near Eendekuil and Citrusdal. This R58 million project is expected to have been completed in mid-2017.
Up to 2 880 vehicles travel every day on these roads which were last refurbished in the 1990s. Half-width construction will take place in sections with stop/ go controls to manage the flow of traffic. Motorists can expect a 10 minute waiting period over the festive season.
DTPW is committed to creating short-term Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) employment and skills training opportunities. During the course of this project, a total of R10 million will be spent on targeted enterprises and 15 000 person-days of work will be created for people from the Cederberg and Berg River local municipal areas.
DTPW is aware that delays are frustrating, but some inconvenience during construction is inevitable. Motorists will soon be able to enjoy a safer and more pleasant travelling experience on these roads.
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.