Construction activities at various Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) road infrastructure projects will shut down between 14 December 2018 and 9 January 2019.
Motorists can expect delays on roads which include: the R61 between Beaufort West and the Eastern Cape border; Saldanha to the Port Services Corridor; the R62 between Ashton and Montagu; the N12 between Oudtshoorn and De Rust; various roads in the Grootbrak-rivier vicinity; and the R44 in the Gouda vicinity. On some routes, speed limits will be reduced through construction areas. We ask motorists to travel with care at all times.
Traffic accommodation plans such as temporary signage, lighting and flag operators will be in place for safety reasons and to facilitate the flow of traffic. Motorists are encouraged to take note of the contact number on project signboards for queries and roadside emergencies.
We call on drivers to always obey the rules of the road. Only overtake when it is safe, never on a blind rise, and never on a solid white line. Plan your route in advance to include stops at safe places along the way. On long journeys, take a 10-minute break outside your vehicle every two hours.
Some current DTPW roadworks projects
|Upgrading and addition of third lane in both directions||N1 between Plattekloof Road and Old Oak Interchange|
|Periodic maintenance||R61 between Beaufort West and the Eastern Cape border|
|Resealing||R407 between Prince Albert Road and Prince Albert|
|Rehabilitation||R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale|
|Periodic maintenance||R62 between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn|
|Periodic maintenance||R341 between De Rust and Uniondale|
|Construction||Saldanha to Port Services Corridor|
|Periodic maintenance||R43 between Langhoogte and Villiersdorp|
|Periodic maintenance||R60 between Worcester and Robertson|
|Upgrading||R62 between Ashton and Montagu|
|Periodic maintenance||R60 between Ashton and Swellendam|
|Upgrading||Annandale Road, Stellenbosch|
|Resealing||TR75/1 and TR1/2 between Holgaten and Oudtshoorn|
|Upgrading||MR344 (R102) between Hartenbos and Groot-Brakrivier and DR1578 between Tergniet and Wolwedans|
|Rehabilitation||N12 between Oudtshoorn and De Rust|
|Rehabilitation||MR352 and MR255 near Wilderness|
|Periodic maintenance||R46 between Malmesbury and Hermon|
|Periodic maintenance||MR174 between Malmesbury and Muishondrivier|
|Periodic maintenance||R44 between Wellington and Gouda|
|Periodic maintenance||R46 between Gouda and Ceres|
|Extension||R45 and R27 (new roads near Saldanha)|
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