Temporary closures of the Breede River Bridge | Western Cape Government



Temporary closures of the Breede River Bridge

3 May 2017

The Breede River Bridge between Rawsonville and Worcester will be closed from 5 to 7 May 2017 and again from 12 to 14 May 2017 for necessary repairs and widening.

This forms part of a R227 million Department of Transport and Public Works roadworks project on the R43 between Worcester and Wyzersdrift. If everything goes according to plan, the entire project is expected to have been completed towards the end of October 2017. So far, 83 292 person-days of work have been created, and R20 million has been spent on local labour from the Cape Winelands district.

The 500 metre-long bridge has 40 spans and is being widened from 6 to 11,4 metres. The bridge is being widened by placing new concrete beams on each side. New concrete beams weighing 20 tons each will be transported from Cape Town.

The Department is aware that roadworks frustrate motorists, and it takes all possible steps to minimise inconvenience. Once the project is completed, residents and visitors will greatly benefit from improved conditions on this road.

Signage indicating the closure dates will be erected in Worcester and Rawsonville. During this period, access to Nekkies Resort and Brandvlei Correctional Services will only be available from the Rawsonville side.

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Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570
Email: byron.lahoe@westerncape.gov.za

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