The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has begun work on its 18 month roadworks and development project at Maalgate River Bridge on the R102 between the Glentana Intersection and George Airport.
The project is to run from the 7th of April until August 2022. It will be operated under Mamlambo Construction.
Traffic will be accommodated on the existing road and or may be diverted on other temporary routes alternatively. Stop/ go traffic controls will be necessary to enable half-width construction (the closure of one lane) to take place.
The safety and convenience of the travelling public are of utmost importance and every effort will be made to ensure that all temporary road signs, delineators, flag operators and speed controls are maintained and are effective and that courtesy is extended to the public at all times. Motorists are requested to drive carefully, be patient, and obey temporary road signs along this stretch of road.
Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works Bonginkosi Madikizela noted, “Road safety is one of the strategic focus areas of my term in office…I understand that roadworks are frustrating for motorists, but the end result will be a better and safer road for the benefit of all users.”
He also highlighted on the economic boosting the project will have, “Well-maintained roads are important social goods that support the economic growth of the Western Cape through enabling the rapid and safe movement of people and goods. Infrastructure development will help us get out of the current economic crisis which has resulted in growing levels of unemployment and poverty. Good roads help our communities to connect, access opportunities, and gain dignity.”