Route 60 between Ashton and Montagu to Be Closed Until Next Week
Motorists who intend to travel the R60 between Montagu and Ashton in the Western Cape are asked to use alternative routes. The road closure is as a result of a slip that occurred at the weekend.
The road will be closed until the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has assessed the extent of the damage and determined what remedies will be needed to make it safe for travelling again.
Heavy rains at the weekend and the high seasonal rains this year are the reasons why the slip occurred. A slip occurs when soil slides down from the highest to the lowest point of the road.
A thorough assessment is needed as superficial maintenance could endanger the lives of motorists. A complete assessment and remedial plan will be completed by Friday, 26 October 2012.
The Department of Transport and Public Works is in the process of relocating heavy earth moving equipment to the damaged part of the road in anticipation of what maintenance will be needed.
Motorists travelling to the N2 via Robertson are advised to take the R62 through Montagu to Barrydale and from Barrydale through the Tradouw Pass to the N2.