Update on N1 roadworks between Durban Road and Old Oak Interchange
A R487 million Department of Transport and Public Works project to add a third lane on the N1 in both directions between Plattekloof Road and Old Oak Interchange is expected to be completed early in May 2019.
The Old Oak west bridge has been opened to public traffic and the median cross-over deviation south of Old Oak Bridge has been decommissioned, which should improve traffic flow. Old Oak Interchange will undergo pavement rehabilitation with as little disruption to traffic as possible.
Ultra-thin friction course (UTFC) surfacing rehabilitation between Jip de Jager and Durban Road Interchange has been completed on the inbound carriageway and is 50% complete on the outbound carriageway. This part of the project is expected to be complete by the end of March 2019.
The major items of outstanding work are: the completion of the third lane extension along the median island from Durban Road Interchange to the R300 Interchange; UTFC surfacing rehabilitation between Durban Road Interchange and Old Oak Interchange (inbound); UTFC surfacing rehabilitation between Jip de Jager Interchange and Old Oak Interchange (outbound); and the completion of auxiliary lanes between Durban Road Interchange and Old Oak Interchange (inbound and outbound).
This project is creating a number of short-term job and skills development opportunities. As of January 2019, R39 million has been spent on targeted labour and targeted enterprises, and 37 517 person-days of work have been created for people from Cape Town who live next to those parts of the N1 currently under construction.