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2013-04-15 11:09

CAPE PROVINCIAL ROAD UPGRADE: The an event in Elim on the 11th of April 2013, the current phase in the contract, the Uilenkraal to Elim phase, was launched. The map shows the route to be upgraded by 2015.

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CAPE TOWN - The department of transport and public works has undertaken a R277-million upgrade of the Southern Cape road system - the Gansbaai-Bredasdorp Project.
 
Western Cape transport MEC Robin Carlisle said: “The project will ultimately connect three communities in the Southern Cape, namely Gansbaai, Elim and Bredarsdorp; thereby boosting the local economy, creating a new tourist corridor and addressing the roads infrastructure needs of the high-potential region.”

The current contract involves the upgrading of the existing gravel road from Uilenskraal to just east of Elim. Sections of the road have already been constructed and the length of the reconstruction is approximately 29km.

NEW BRIDGE OVER UILENKRAAL RIVER

 
The contract is valued at R277 million and expected to cover a period of 30 months, with work having begun in January 2013. The project is expected to be completed by 2015.
 
Road upgrades will include:
 

  • Additional upgrading at the 17km mark of the road, where the road passes through Baardskeerdesbos, involving the construction of brick and block paving, kerbs, and footways.
  • The construction of a new bridge over the Uilenkraal River (Bridge B5992).

Carlisle said: “Of the contract amount, R16 874 282 is reserved for local labour, at a rate of R150 per day, per person. The work force will be drawn from the local area in transparent processes involving the community, to ensure that the allocation of work is fair.

“Through a R1 170 500 allocation for labour training, learnerships and apprenticeships will be created to benefit, in the long-term, selected members of the local community,” he said.

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