U­ni­on­da­le ro­ad works pro­gres­sing

George Herald - - NEWS -

A plan is in pla­ce to ma­ke up for lost ti­me on a R77-mil­li­on De­part­ment of Trans­port and Pu­blic Works (DTPW) pro­ject to re­se­al two secti­ons of the R399 ne­ar U­ni­on­da­le in the Litt­le Ka­roo.

Work star­ted in Sep­tem­ber 2016 and is ex­pected to be com­ple­ted in De­cem­ber t­his y­e­ar.

By­ron la Hoe, pro­vin­ci­al com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons of­fi­cer, says stop/go clo­su­res are cur­rent­ly in pla­ce. “Du­ring the day, mo­to­ris­ts can ex­pect to ha­ve to wait be­t­ween 5 and 15 mi­nu­tes at the­se con­trols.”

La Hoe says the pro­ject is cre­a­ting a num­ber of short-term job and skills de­ve­lop­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. To da­te, R7,5-mil­li­on has been spent on lo­cal la­bour whi­le 21 094 per­son-days of work ha­ve been cre­a­ted for lo­cal pe­op­le.

The pro­ject en­tails sur­fa­ce and ba­se pa­tch re­pairs as well as cold in-si­tu re­cy­cling of lar­ge a­re­as.

The pro­ject te­am will al­so con­vert s­to­ne storm­wa­ter cul­verts in­to con­cre­te on­es.

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