R43 Upgrade in Hermanus | Western Cape Government

R43 Upgrade in Hermanus

(Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government)

The Department of Transport and Public Works and Jeffares & Green (Pty) Ltd embarked on a project to upgrade the R43 (TR28/1). This included the stretch from Sandbaai to Hermanus (Mimosa Street) and improvements to the intersections at Vermont and Onrus/Kidbrooke. Construction started on 11 August 2011 and should be completed by 8 August 2013.

The upgrade included the addition of turning lanes at the Vermont and Onrus/Kidbrooke intersections with new traffic signals constructed at Vermont.

traffic signal

Dualling Eases Traffic Flow

The Project Team started on the dualling section between Sandbaai and Mimosa Street later in the year as major services such as Telkom cables and water pipe lines had to be moved before the new carriageway could be constructed.

The dualling now accommodates two lanes of traffic in each direction, with the existing two-way road upgraded as a west-bound carriageway and two new lanes constructed for the new east-bound carriageway.

New features include:

  • An upgraded storm water drainage taking the new carriageways into consideration.
  • New street lighting was on the section of dualling.
  • Upgraded traffic signals with particular attention paid to the pedestrian crossing at Mount Pleasant.

The R43 Upgrade Project reduced the traffic congestion in and out of Hermanus dramatically.

Carriageway Before

Carriageway After

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Job Creation

Of the R74 million spent on the project, the Department spent approximately R6 million on training and employing workers from the local Community.

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The content on this page was last updated on 30 May 2014