Building better roads

2017
(Western Cape Government)

The Department of Transport and Public Works builds, repairs and upgrades Western Cape provincial roads. It aims to promote positive socio-economic outcomes and safe, empowered and connected communities with its infrastructure.

Below are major road projects currently underway. Recently completed projects are also featured.

R45 between Paarl and Malmesbury

The road was last refurbished in 1981. The current surface is deteriorating, exhibiting stone loss and cracking, and allowing water to enter the pavement structure.

R45 in Paarl

News: Roadworks begin on the R45 between Paarl and Malmesbury


R399 between Piketberg and Velddrif

R399 Piketberg


N2 between Borcherds Quarry Road and R300

This project is expected to be completed in December 2017.

N2 roadworks finished early December


R44 near Gordon’s Bay

The road was last refurbished in 1985. Because the road surface is severely cracked with surfacing failures, it has to be resurfaced. 

R44 near Gordhan's Bay

News: Roadworks begin on the R44 near Gordon’s Bay


R399 near Uniondale

The project entails surface and base patch repairs as well as cold in-situ recycling of large areas.

Uniondale

News: Update on Uniondale roadworks


N1 from Plattekloof Road to just beyond the Old Oak interchange

When completed, this R487 million project will include the addition of an extra lane to parts that previously had two lanes.

N1


R27 and R399 near St Helena Bay

The Department of Transport and Public Works and the West Coast District Municipality have started a project to upgrade the gravel road between the R27 and R399 near St Helena Bay to a surfaced road.

Roadworks near St Helena Bay

News: Roadworks begin in St Helena Bay


R305 between Stilbaai and the N2

This R156 million Department of Transport and Public Works project to rehabilitate and make design improvements to this road started in January 2016 and is expected to be completed in March 2018.

Stillbaai


Annandale Road between the R44 and R310, Stellenbosch

Annandale Road Stellenbosch

News: Roadworks on Annandale Road progressing well


R393 and R303 near Eendekuil and Citrusdal

Citrusdal road

News: Roadworks in the Citrusdal area completed


Road construction project in George and Wilderness

This project to reseal, rehabilitate and perform structural maintenance on 20 km of road in George and Wilderness is nearing completion

George roadworks


R341 between Oudtshoorn and De Rust

The project includes upgrades and resealing of portions of the road as well as the widening of the Cango River Bridge.

De Rust

News: Roadworks between Oudtshoorn and De Rust progressing well


R304 and Sandringham Road near Joostenberg Vlakte

This R49 million project started in October 2016 and is scheduled for completion in October 2017. 

Sandringham Road

News: Upgrading of Sandringham Road progressing well


R44 near Avontuur wine estate in Stellenbosch

This R10 million project to widen part of the road and repair pipe culverts is expected to be completed at the end of June 2017.

R44


R45 and R321 between Villiersdorp and Vyeboom

A project to reseal the R45 and R321 between Villiersdorp and Vyeboom includes surface repairs and work to stablise the shoulders of the road.

R321

News: Roadworks project in Villiersdorp begins


R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale

This R205 million project is expected to be completed in mid-2018. This road was constructed over 40 years ago and has reached its operational capacity.

Bonnievale roadworks

News: Roadworks between Robertson and Bonnievale progressing well


Cogmanskloof between Ashton and Montagu

The Department of Transport and Public Works is expected to complete work on this R583-million contract in the third quarter of 2018.

Phase 2 of Du Toit Street stormwater installation.


Piesang Valley Road in Plettenberg Bay

Piesang Valley Road in Plettenberg Bay will be closed between Castleton and Schoongezicht Estate until 19 November 2016 for emergency slip repairs.

Piesang Valley Locality Plan

News: Temporary closure of Piesang Valley Road in Plettenberg Bay


Earth embankment slips in Knysna, Keurboomstrand and Nature's Valley

This R11 million project started in June 2016 and is expected to be completed in January 2017.

Retaining wall in Knysna

News: Garden Route earth embankment slip repairs


Flood-damaged roads near Worcester and De Doorns

Repairs caused by the floods of 2013/14 are required at 12 sites. Work on this R14 million project started in February 2016 and is expected to be completed early next year.

Culvert repair work near De Doorns.

News: Repairs to flood-damaged roads near Worcester and De Doorns


R101 and R304 Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of the R101 and R304 between Old Paarl Road and Bloekombos is currently underway.

Update on R101 and R304


R317 between Bredasdorp and Stormsvlei

R317 between Bredasdorp and Stormsvlei

News: Update on roadworks between Bredasdorp and Stormsvlei


Breede River Bridge

The Breede River Bridge project


 

Route 27 (R27)

All contracts on the R27 are on track and should be completed in 2016.

R27 update


R311 and R45 in the Moorreesburg area

Construction started in June 2015 and is scheduled for completion in March 2017.

Roadworks between the R311 and R45 are progressing well


Flood-damaged roads near Robertson and Ashton

Work on this R12 million project is expected be completed early in 2017.

Robertson media release


R316 between Caledon and Bredasdorp 

The project has exceeded its empowerment and employment targets by a long way.

A completely sealed section of the R316 between Caledon and Bredasdorp.


Suider Agter Paarl Road between Old Paarl Road (the R101) and the R44

This R61 million project started in June 2015 and is scheduled for completion in August 2016.

One way traffic flow will be possible during construction.

News: Roadworks on Suider Agter Paarl Road


Old Malmesbury Road

Rehabilitation of the Old Malmesbury Road between Abbotsdale and Kalbaskraal is progressing well.

Old Malmesbury Road


R43 between Bot River and Hermanus

The contractor began work on the R37 million project in September 2015 and is scheduled to finish by mid-2016.

Construction of the realignment of the Fisherhaven intersection and turning lanes.


R304 between Philadelphia and Adderley roads

This R38 million project started in November 2015 and is scheduled for completion in mid-2016. 

R304 between Philadelphia and Adderley roads


R43 between Worcester and Wyzersdrift

This project includes the widening of the Breede River Bridge and the repair of other structures along the section of the road.

Resealing work between Worcester and Rawsonville.


R43 near Wolseley

Wolseley Road Infrastructure

News: Resealing works on the R43 near Wolseley


R44 and R301 near Wellington

Resealing Works on the R44 and R301 near Wellington

News: Resealing Works on the R44 and R301 near Wellington


Merweville Road Upgrade

The three-phase construction and upgrading project was six years in the making.

Merweville Road

News: Merweville Road Upgraded From Gravel to Surfaced Road


Blanco Road Upgrade

The upgraded Blanco Road on the R404 connects the Herold Bay area to George and surrounding areas. It was officially opened on 15 July 2015. 

Blanco Road


R310 near Stellenbosch

The road works project on the R310 between Vlaeberg and Vlottenberg Road near Stellenbosch cost R215 million.

A section on the R310 between the Vlaeberg and Vlottenberg roads is now a dual carriageway.


Glentana Road Upgrades

The Department is upgrading the district roads near the Glentana and Great Brak River area in the Southern Cape.

Road works on the R316 between Caledon and Bredasdorp.


Hemel en Aarde

The estimated contract value of the project to upgrade the R320 Hemel en Aarde Road between Hermanus and Caledon is R186 million.

The crushing operation at Shaws Mountain Pass.


The status of other Western Cape road projects can be viewed on the Department’s interactive road map.

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The content on this page was last updated on 7 November 2017