Good progress on Melkbosstrand roadworks project
The Department of Transport and Public Works is making good progress with the resealing of a 27 km stretch of road on the R27 and an 8 km stretch of road on the M19 near Melkbosstrand. This R71 million project started in September 2015 and is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.
In addition to resealing, the project includes the upgrading of intersections, repairing of bridge structures, edge breaks, shoulder undulations and surface failures. Up to 12 000 vehicles travel on this road every day, which was last resealed in 1997.
Road users will be accommodated without delays as far as possible, while stop/ go operations will be used from time to time when required.
The Department is committed to providing work opportunities for local labour and to employing targeted enterprises. A total of 14 000 person-days of work will be created for local labour in the City of Cape Town. A total of 12% of the contract value is expected to be spent on targeted contractor businesses in the Western Cape.
This project helps to give effect to Provincial Strategic Goal 1: “Creating opportunities for growth and jobs”. We will continue to plan, upgrade, rehabilitate and maintain the provincial road network, a valuable strategic asset of the Western Cape Government.