Uniondale road works progressing
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.