Reconstructed R46 - Trunk Road 22 and Main Road 305 | Western Cape Government

Reconstructed R46 - Trunk Road 22 and Main Road 305

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

Robin Carlisle, Minister of Transport and Public Works officially opened the reconstructed stretches of Trunk Road 22 and Main Road 305 between Gouda and Wolseley on 4 June 2013.

Improved Road Conditions


  • Poor geometric standard.
  • High maintenance costs.
  • Safety concerns.
  • Road width: 6.4 metres.
  • Pavement depth: 450 mm.



  • Climbing lanes and slip/turning lanes.
  • Taxi/bus stops.
  • Additional and upgraded rest areas.
  • Improved drainage.
  • Road width: 11.4 metres.
  • Pavement depth: 950 mm.



Creating Job Opportunities

In addition to increasing access to safe and efficient transport, the Department of Transport and Public Works aims to increase opportunities for growth and jobs.

Of the R226.8 million spent on reconstructing the road:

  • R8.8 million went to wages for local workers.
  • R59.8 million was paid to Black Business Enterprises for services provided.
  • R416 875 went to learnership costs.

Learnership Programme

  • All the candidates have been registered with Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta).
  • The Academy for Construction Skills (ACS) ran the learnership programme.
  • 16 Mathematics and Physical science learners were selected for the programme of which five were successful.


  • Road design and construction administration: AECOM (formerly BKS) Consulting Engineers.
  • Construction: Boland JV, a joint venture consisting of Haw & Inglis Civil Engineering, Loyiso Civil Construction and RJ Mullins cc.


Video: Minister Robin Carlisle speaks at the Opening Ceremony of Trunk Road 22 and Main Road 305.


Minister Carlisle at the Road Opening Ceremony

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The content on this page was last updated on 8 May 2014