R44 (Clarence Drive) roadworks put on hold for festive season

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) has started periodic maintenance on the R44 between Rooi- Els and Gordon’s Bay. It’s anticipated that this R59 million project will be completed in mid-2018.

The road was last refurbished in 1985. However, because of severe road surface cracks and other surfacing failures, it now needs to be resurfaced.  Ancillary elements such as stone walls, structures, and side drains also require repairs. The project will include crack sealing, patching, asphalt overlay, as well as repairs to culverts and gabions.

Half-width construction (involving the closure of one lane) will take place in sections with stop/ go controls to manage the flow of traffic and motorists can expect a 15-minute waiting period at these points.

DTPW is aware that delays are frustrating, but some inconvenience during construction is inevitable. But rest assured, road users will soon be able to enjoy a safer and more pleasant travelling experience on this road.

Holidaymakers will not be affected by roadworks on the R44 though, as the stop/go's will be temporarily removed to accommodate the festive season traffic.

The road will be open to two-way traffic from 15 December 2017 to 14 January 2018

The stop/go system will be reinstated on 15 January 2018.

Overstrand Traffic Chief, Rudi Fraser, has asked the public to remain vigilant when it comes to road safety and to maintain the speed limit, as traffic is expected to peak between 16 December and 2 January.

• 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.

Contact Franchisee Liande Barnard
Overberg contact number 086 163 6845
Overberg email address liande@homefoodandtravel.co.za