R186 million road and infrastructure project making progress in the Western Cape

06 September 2016

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is making progress with a R186-million project to rehabilitate a 7 km portion of the N2 between Borcherds Quarry road and the R300.
This project, which began in January and is expected to be completed in mid-2017, is now 30% complete.

Current work in progress includes the rehabilitation of the existing middle and left lanes, as well as piling and earthworks to prepare for the future construction of a bridge and interchange from Eisleben road to the N2.
About 82,000 vehicles travel on the affected stretch of road every day. The upgrade will improve the carrying capacity of the road, especially for buses and taxis during peak periods.

Meanwhile, a local subcontractor is supplying and installing all-new subsurface drainage infrastructure on both the inbound and outbound sides of the road.

Contract expenditure to date is R7-million for targeted enterprises, while 4 676 person-days of work have been created for 86 people from the City of Cape Town municipal area.

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