Old Malmesbury Road roadworks reach practical completion
Motorists are now able to travel on upgraded roads and bridges on the Old Malmesbury Road between Abbotsdale and Kalbaskraal which were completed this month. The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) commenced with this R104 million project in September 2015.
Construction works included the rehabilitation of the road surface as well as repair work to bridges, culverts and side drains. Work on this 16 km stretch of road also entailed upgrades along the railway crossings and the R302 linking Malmesbury and Klipheuwel.
DTPW thanks motorists for their patience and understanding while construction was under way, as they were often directed to use the N7 as an alternative route.
The project created a number of short-term employment and skills training opportunities. A total of R16 million was spent on targeted contractor businesses, and 27 000 person-days of work were created for people from the Swartland municipal area.
The high-quality road infrastructure that DTPW provides is an important component of a safe and effective transport system, and an enabler of economic and social development in the Western Cape.