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Opening of new routes for Saldanha Greenfields and Langebaanweg Road

25 June 2019
Saldanha 1 Saldanha


Parts of the new routes for the MR233 (Langebaanweg Road), R45 (Hopefield-Vredenburg Road) and TR85/1 (Saldanha Greenfields Link) will be partially opened to traffic towards the end of the week ending 15 June 2019.

The roads will be opened without road markings, but will be marked with temporary delineators.There will be isolated construction activities along the routes, as well as occasional day time stop/ go controls.

The routes will have two-way traffic with 3.7 m lanes and no shoulders.It is a provision of the contract that traffic must be accommodated with the least delay and discomfort to the public.

No full road closures are allowed. The safety and convenience of the travelling public are of utmost importance and every effort will be made to ensure that all temporary road signs, cones, flag operators and speed controls are maintained and are effective, and that courtesy is extended to the public at all times.

The contractor is required to make use of approved methods to control the movement of equipment and vehicles so as not to constitute a hazard on public roads. The public is requested to be patient and exercise caution when using the new routes.

The general speed limit will be 80 km/h. Due to the relatively sharp S curves at the Saldanha end, the speed will be reduced in increments of 20 km/h to 40 km/h. No overtaking will be permitted in these zones. Members of the travelling public is urged to keep to the speed limits for their own safety and the safety of the construction workers. Speed law enforcement will be done from time to time.


Further information can be obtained from:

The engineer AECOM’s representative: Louis Joubert, tel. 082 574 4315, or

The contractor WBHO’s site agent: Stefan Herbst, tel. 082 446 3987

Media Enquiries: 

Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813 | 079 281 8570