Good progress is being made with a Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) project to upgrade the MR344 (R102) between Hartenbos and Great Brak River, as well as the DR1578 between Tergniet and Wolwedans.
This R182 million project started in January 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid-2020. Construction activities are being undertaken simultaneously in a number of areas, with stop/ go controls to manage the flow of traffic where necessary.
The road between Monte Christo intersection and Riverside will be closed for remedial works on the Little Brak River bridge. Local access will be permitted for Swans Nursery and people living along the south bank of the Little Brak River. It is expected that this road will be reopened by mid-June 2019.
The R102 between the Tergniet and Impala Road intersections at Fraaiuitsig will also be closed for roadworks. Local access will be permitted for residents of Rheebok Village Estate and Groenkloof. It is expected that this road will be reopened by mid-March 2019.
Stop/ go traffic controls (partial road closures)
Stop/ go controls will be reintroduced on the R102 between the Long Street intersection at De Dekke in Great Brak River and Tergniet to allow half-width construction. Both lanes will be reopened by mid-March 2020.
Stop/ go controls will be put in place on the DR1578 road between the N2 bridge crossing and the Freimersheim Road intersection. Both lanes will be reopened by mid-March 2020.
Stop/ go controls will also be necessary when: 1) the upgrading of the link road between Impala Road and the R102 at Tergniet begins; 2) the Impala Road and R102 intersection at Fraaiuitsig is upgraded; and 3) the reconstruction of the R102 between the new culvert at Riverside and the T-junction at Stonehill takes place.
Final seal surfacing may only take place in warm months between September and April, and the work will take place in two phases. When this process begins, half-width construction with stop/go controls will be necessary. The first phase of resurfacing will take place between 29 January 2019 and mid- April 2019, and second phase between mid-August 2019 and 13 December 2019.
The project team apologises for the unavoidable inconvenience that these roadworks will cause. The end result will be a safer and smoother travelling experience. Road users are requested to adhere to all traffic management measures to ensure their own safety and the safety of the construction teams.
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