Roadworks near Gordon's Bay reach practical completion
The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has completed periodic maintenance on the R44 between Rooi Els and Gordon’s Bay. This R59 million project started in October 2017 and included crack sealing, patching, asphalt overlay, and repairs to culverts and gabions.
Motorists are now able to travel on a much improved resurfaced road that previously had severe cracks in places. During the last few months, this scenic route was used extensively by motorists due to closures on the N2 at Sir Lowry’s Pass, and protests on other routes in the Overberg district. DTPW would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding while the project was under way.
DTPW is committed to creating short-term Expanded Public Works Programme employment and skills training opportunities. During the course of this project, a total of R6,5 million was spent on targeted enterprises and 5 000 person-days of work were created for people from the Helderberg 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.