The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) is making good progress with periodic maintenance on the R43 between Langhoogte and Worcester through Villiersdorp. This R47 million project is expected to be complete towards the end of 2019, if everything goes according to plan. Periodic maintenance is required to ensure that the road does not deteriorate to the point where full rehabilitation is required.
Current work in progress includes: the installation of guardrails; earth drain excavation and shaping; excavations for edge beam construction between Langhoogte and Villiersdorp; and culvert head and wing wall excavation.
Half-width construction (which involves the closure of one lane) will take place in sections with stop/ go controls to manage the flow of traffic. Motorists can expect a 15-minute waiting period at stop/ go points between Langhoogte and Villiersdorp. DTPW is aware that delays are frustrating, but some inconvenience during construction is inevitable. Motorists will soon be able to enjoy a safer and more pleasant travelling experience on this road.
DTPW is committed to creating short-term employment and skills training opportunities. As at March 2019, a total of R2,7 million has been spent on targeted enterprises, and 4 290 person-days of work have been created for people from the Theewaterskloof Municipality 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.
Source: Western Cape Government Department of Transport and Public Works