South Africa begins Holgaten trunk road improvement project

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South Africa has commenced on improvement works of the 16.5 km of trunk road between Holgaten and Oudtshoorn, and resealing of another 6.7 km section of trunk road between Holgaten and Uniondale.

The Western Capes Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) said that the US $771,000 worth project is expected to be complete towards the end of 2019, if everything goes according to plans in place.
Holgaten trunk road improvement project
Project works will include; patch repairs to the existing pavement, shoulder reinstatement, general maintenance of major structures and resurfacing. Auxiliary lanes will also be built at certain locations along the first mentioned sector of trunk road.
The first section to be improved will be a major north-south link between Oudtshoorn and George, while serving the N12/R62 route to the Southern Cape while the second section is a major west-east link between Holgaten and Uniondale, serving the N9/R62 route to the Southern Cape.

Last refurbished in 2003, TR75/1, is key to north-south link between Oudtshoorn and George. It serves the N12/R62 route to the Southern Cape. TR1/2 is a chief west-east link between Holgaten and Uniondale and it serves the N9/R62 route to the Southern Cape.

The construction of six auxiliary lanes, on the first section, is expected to take place from mid-January to end-October, using 24-hour stop/go controls. The first of these stop/ go control points is at present in place and construction on the second auxiliary lane is expected to commence in mid-February 2019. With upping the states road infrastructure standards, the project is also expected to provide casual jobs to over 15 000 persons.

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