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Friday, 05 October 2018

Roadwork Updates

Montagu News - Roadwork Updates
This is a dedicated page with regular updates on the progress of the roadworks which you may face from Worcester through to the town of Montagu. Progress reports are given in the form of "Bulletins" and are added as important information is released. Information that has become outdated or irrelevant has been moved to the Archives.

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Click on any of the links below to quickly jump to that section:
Bulletin ( 5 June 2019) ~ Contract C818.01 Commencement of Works
Bulletin (6 May 2019) ~ Road projects in the Langeberg area
Bulletin (13 April 2019) ~ Notice Of Stop/Go Controls Due To Road Maintenance
Bulletin (22 February 2019) ~ Road Construction Project Status Update
Archived Information
Communication with the Project Team

Contract C818.01 Commencement of Works

Added: (5 June 2019)

The new contract with Haw & Inglis as the main contractor commenced on the 2nd of May 2019. The commencement date was postponed from April 2019 due to unforeseen technical issues related to essential work that had to be completed on the Ashton Bridge before the new contractor can take it over. The estimated construction period is still 22 months.

From a public perspective there might not be a distinction between the legacy, interim and new contract, however contractually the contracts are separate and like any other new contract there are establishment, contractual and procedural matters that need to be resolved in accordance with legislation and regulations before construction works can proceed.

An important and time consuming requirement is that the contractor has an obligation to the local community to employ local labour and local Small Medium Micro Enterprise (SMME) subcontractors and have well defined targets to achieve as set by WCG. To this end a Public Liaison Committee (PLC) had to be established with openly elected representatives of the four municipal wards in the project area. The PLC is mainly a communication structure concerned with the registration and appointment of local labour and SMMEs on the project to ensure that local employment is done in a fair and transparent manner and also serves as a forum to raise and resolve any local employment related matters.

The PLC appointment process has been completed and the employment of labour and engagement of subcontractors is about to commence. The project team asks that the public remains patient – full scale work will commence soon and the outstanding work in Montagu is programmed as one of the priorities for completion.

Road projects in the Langeberg area

Added: (6 May 2019)

A major road upgrade project (Contract C818) from Ashton to Montagu through Cogmanskloof has been underway for over three years. Another road construction project at Bonnievale (Contract C820) has recently been completed. Two other road maintenance projects have recently commenced on adjoining road sections.

Contract C1089 entails the repair and resealing of the R60 from the Nuy Valley, just east of Worcester, to Ashton. The project also includes the maintenance of 11,8 km of the R317 from Robertson to the Cogmanskloof Bridge, halfway between Robertson and Bonnievale.

Contract C1091 entails the resealing of the R60 from the turnoff to Swellendam, just east of Ashton, for 31,2 km. The project also includes the resealing of Provincial Main Road 287, as well as the resealing of 6 km of Provincial Main Road 288 (a link road to the R60).

Location of the three road construction projects



Location of the three road construction projects


The road authority for all three projects is the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works. Consulting engineering firms were appointed to design and administer the three projects. After a tendering process, contracting firms were appointed to implement the projects.

The individual teams on the three projects are in contact with each other and will endeavour to minimise the impact on the travelling public whenever possible.

To report any traffic problems due to the construction work, the public can contact the individual Traffic Safety Officers (TSO) operating on the projects. The contact details are contained in the project summary table.

Summary of the three projects



Summary of the three projects


Notice Of Stop/Go Controls Due To Road Maintenance

Added: (13 April 2019)

Road R60 (TR31/2) between Robertson and Ashton is being resealed and there are currently two (2) STOP/GO controls of up to 4km on this road until Wednesday,17 April 2019. Road R317 (MR287) between Robertson and Bonnievale currently has one (1) STOP/GO in operation of 2.5 kilometer in length.

The two sections of the R60 currently being repaired and resealed, start at km13.58 east of Worcester at the Nuy Intersection and ends at km15.68 at the entrance to Ashton.
The section of the R317 starts at the circle in Robertson and ends at km 14.5 at the Kogmanskloof River Bridge.

Most of the construction work is being done within 4 km half-width closures. Currently, texture slurry and patching work is being done on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson. One (1) Stop and Go, of a maximum 4km in length, will be in operation every day.

The R60 between Robertson and Ashton is being resealed with two current closures of 4km in length. Both these closures should be reopened on Wednesday 17 April and reinstated after Easter weekend for the completion of the seal.

The R317 is being resealed with one current closure of 4km in length. This section of the road should be completed by Wednesday 17 April and removed.
No new half width closures will be introduced during the winter months as the sealing operation will only resume again during September 2019. The public is requested to be patient and exercise extreme caution when using the roads during the construction period.

Road Construction Project Status Update

Added: (22 February 2019)

After Contract C818 with Basil Read was terminated in August 2018, Haw & Inglis stepped in to fulfil the role of interim managing contractor. During the interim period, Haw & Inglis ensured that critical subcontractors could continue work on Ashton Bridge. Other emergency work was also completed during the interim period, as well as the ongoing maintenance of the stop-go’s in Cogmanskloof.

During the interim period, the Western Cape Government invited limited tenders for the completion of the project. Haw & Inglis offered the lowest tender and has been appointed by the WCG to complete the remainder of the project (now called Contract C818.01).

Critical work on Ashton Bridge relating to the prestressing of the arch tie-beams and the new bridge deck has to be completed before Haw & Inglis can officially start as the new main contractor for the remainder of the project. After several technical difficulties were experienced with the prestressing of the bridge, the latest programme indicates that it will be completed early in April 2019. It was therefore decided that the new Contract C818.01 will commence on 1 April 2019. The estimated contract period for C818.01 is 22 months.

The public can expect that Haw & Inglis will start to establish their site camp early in April. Since the Easter break, scheduled from 18 to 28 April 2019, is soon after the commencement date, the public can expect to see actual construction work picking up speed from 29 April 2019 onwards.

As soon as Haw & Inglis provides their construction programme, the public will be kept up to date via bulletins published on www.montagu.org.za





Archived Information


As the construction project advances, information is updated and replaced.
The original articles and bulletins (that is now redundant or outdated) are available here:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR ARCHIVE.

Here is a list of bulletins and articles that have been archived:
2015-07-25 Article 1 about project on webpage
2015-07-25 Article 1 about project on webpage
2015-08-25 Article 2 about project on webpage
2015-09-25 Montagu Liaison Committee Role
2015-09-25 Project Status Update
2015-10-x Email: Initial project information session
2015-10-28 Article 3 about project on webpage
2015-10-28 Bulletin: Construction Update
2015-11-04 Bulletin: Blasting in Cogmanskloof
2015-11-19 Bulletin: Construction Progress Update
2015-12-03 Bulletin: Construction Update, Sidewalk Widths, Holiday Arrangements
2015-12-04 Newsflash: Low Water Bridge on Du Toit Street Closed
2016-01-14 Newsflash: Speeding along Van Riebeeck Street
2016-01-18 Newsflash: Blasting in Cogmanskloof tomorrow, 19 January 2015
2016-01-20 Blasting Schedule
2016-02-17 Bulletin: Construction Update & Montagu Phases
2016-03-10 Blasting Schedule
2016-04-22 Newsflash: Crane at Ashton Bridge
2016-05-26 Bulletin: Revised Construction Phases and Programme in Montagu
2016-05-26 Blasting Schedule
2016-05-27 Blasting Schedule Corrections
2016-06-21 Blasting Schedule
2016-08-27 Bulletin: Blasting at Van Riebeeck Street
2016-08-29 Blasting Schedule
2016-09-06 Newsflash: Cogmanskloof Pass Closed due to Water Pipe Burst
2016-09-07 Newsflash: Cogmanskloof Pass Closed due to Water Pipe Burst – Update
2016-09-09 Bulletin: Du Toit Street Stormwater Installation Phase 1
2016-09-16 Newsflash: Extended Working Hours and Barry Street Intersection Closure
2016-09-19 Email: Temporary Construction Storage Area in Long Street
2016-09-23 Newsflash: Ring-Road Interrupted due to Water Pipe Burst
2016-09-28 Blasting Schedule
2016-10-11 Newsflash: Blasting at Van Riebeeck Street and Services Installation in Long Street
2016-10-19 Bulletin: Services Installation between Du Toit and Cross Street
2016-10-25 Newsflash: Site Closure for Long Weekend
2016-10-25 Blasting Schedule
2016-11-09 Newsflash: Temporary Closure of the Cross/Long Street Intersection
2016-11-21 Newsflash: Intermittent Road Closures at Van der Merwe Bridge, Montagu
2016-12-07 Bulletin: Construction Update and Holiday Arrangements
2017-01-17 Bulletin: Services Installation Update and Ring-Road Implementation
2017-02-09 Bulletin: Closure of Du Toit Street at Low Water Bridge
2017-02-09 Bulletin: Electrical Services Installation in Long Street
2017-02-16 Newsflash: Electrical Services Installation Update
2017-02-20 Newsflash: Electrical Services Installation Update
2017-02-20 Newsflash: Cogmanskloof Closure during Blasting Timeslot
2017-02-21 Bulletin: Closure of R60 & Zandvliet Road Intersection
2017-03-01 Bulletin: Services Installation in Long Street (from Kohler St to Market St)
2017-03-28 Bulletin: Traffic Violations
2017-03-10 Bulletin: Services Installation in Long Street and Closure of Market Street
2017-03-13 Bulletin: Station Way Detour in Ashton
2017-03-31 Bulletin: Stormwater Installation in Du Toit Street – Phase 2: 31 March – 19 April 2017
2017-04-04 Bulletin: Two-Way Traffic past Montagu Spar
2017-04-06 Bulletin: Easter Holiday Site Closure
2017-04-21 Bulletin: Continuation of Services Installation Between Church and Cross Streets
2017-05-18 Bulletin: Stormwater Installation in Du Toit Street: Phase 3 and 4
2017-05-02 Newsflash: Water supply disruption on Wednesday, 3 May 2017
2017-05-24 Newsflash: Du Toit Street Construction zones
2017-05-31 Bulletin: Blasting at Voortrekker Bridge on Thursday, 8 June 2017
2017-06-16 Bulletin: Construction Programme Update
2017-06-19 Bulletin: Detour via Zandvliet Rd in Ashton, 19-23 June 2017
2017-07-26 Bulletin: Closure of Long Street between Barry and Church Streets, Montagu on 27 July 2017
2017-08-14 Bulletin: Stormwater system installation in Church Street, Montagu
2017-10-05 Bulletin: Montagu Construction Update
2017-11-09 Bulletin: Montagu Construction Update
2016-01-18 Newsflash: Blasting in Cogmanskloof tomorrow, 19 January 2015
2016-01-20 Blasting Schedule
2016-02-17 Bulletin: Construction Update & Montagu Phases
2016-03-10 Blasting Schedule
2016-04-22 Newsflash: Crane at Ashton Bridge
2016-05-26 Bulletin: Revised Construction Phases and Programme in Montagu
2016-05-26 Blasting Schedule
2016-05-27 Blasting Schedule Corrections
2016-06-21 Blasting Schedule
2016-08-27 Bulletin: Blasting at Van Riebeeck Street
2016-08-29 Blasting Schedule
2016-09-06 Newsflash: Cogmanskloof Pass Closed due to Water Pipe Burst
2016-09-07 Newsflash: Cogmanskloof Pass Closed due to Water Pipe Burst – Update
2016-09-09 Bulletin: Du Toit Street Stormwater Installation Phase 1
2016-09-16 Newsflash: Extended Working Hours and Barry Street Intersection Closure
2016-09-19 Email: Temporary Construction Storage Area in Long Street
2016-09-23 Newsflash: Ring-Road Interrupted due to Water Pipe Burst
2016-09-28 Blasting Schedule
2016-10-11 Newsflash: Blasting at Van Riebeeck Street and Services Installation in Long Street
2016-10-19 Bulletin: Services Installation between Du Toit and Cross Street
2016-10-25 Newsflash: Site Closure for Long Weekend
2016-10-25 Blasting Schedule
2016-11-09 Newsflash: Temporary Closure of the Cross/Long Street Intersection
2016-11-21 Newsflash: Intermittent Road Closures at Van der Merwe Bridge, Montagu
2016-12-07 Bulletin: Construction Update and Holiday Arrangements
2017-01-17 Bulletin: Services Installation Update and Ring-Road Implementation
2017-02-09 Bulletin: Closure of Du Toit Street at Low Water Bridge
2017-02-09 Bulletin: Electrical Services Installation in Long Street
2017-02-16 Newsflash: Electrical Services Installation Update
2017-02-20 Newsflash: Electrical Services Installation Update
2017-02-20 Newsflash: Cogmanskloof Closure during Blasting Timeslot
2017-02-21 Bulletin: Closure of R60 & Zandvliet Road Intersection
2017-03-01 Bulletin: Services Installation in Long Street (from Kohler St to Market St)
2017-03-28 Bulletin: Traffic Violations
2017-03-10 Bulletin: Services Installation in Long Street and Closure of Market Street
2017-03-13 Bulletin: Station Way Detour in Ashton
2017-03-31 Bulletin: Stormwater Installation in Du Toit Street – Phase 2: 31 March – 19 April 2017
2017-04-04 Bulletin: Two-Way Traffic past Montagu Spar
2017-04-06 Bulletin: Easter Holiday Site Closure
2017-04-21 Bulletin: Continuation of Services Installation Between Church and Cross Streets
2017-05-18 Bulletin: Stormwater Installation in Du Toit Street: Phase 3 and 4
2017-05-02 Newsflash: Water supply disruption on Wednesday, 3 May 2017
2017-05-24 Newsflash: Du Toit Street Construction zones
2017-05-31 Bulletin: Blasting at Voortrekker Bridge on Thursday, 8 June 2017
2017-06-16 Bulletin: Construction Programme Update
2017-06-19 Bulletin: Detour via Zandvliet Rd in Ashton, 19-23 June 2017
2017-07-26 Bulletin: Closure of Long Street between Barry and Church Streets, Montagu on 27 July 2017
2017-08-14 Bulletin: Stormwater system installation in Church Street, Montagu
2017-10-05 Bulletin: Montagu Construction Update
2017-12-06 Newsflash: Construction zones in Montagu
2017-12-11 Bulletin: 2017 Construction Progress & Holiday Arrangements
2018-03-09 Bulletin: Road Construction Update
2018-03-09 Bulletin: Blasting in Cogmanskloof to resume
2018-03-14 Newsflash: Closure of Van Riebeeck Street
2018-05-17 Blasting schedule
2018-06-05 Bulletin: Basil Read Road Construction Update
2018-06-11 Blasting schedule
2018-06-11 Newsflash: Blasting in Cogmanskloof temporarily suspended
2018-06-21 Newsflash: Basil Read Business Rescue and Cogmanskloof Road Construction
2018-07-27 Bulletin: Basil Read Business Rescue Process
2018-08-28 Newsflash: Road maintenance in interim period
2018-09-20 Bulletin: Detour via Zandvliet Road in Ashton, September 2018
2018-09-26 Newsflash: Detour via Zandvliet Road in Ashton, September 2018






3. Communication with the Project Team


The Montagu Liaison Committee (MLC) has been established to channel communication between the project team and the public. The project team will endeavour to send regular updates to the MLC who will then distribute the information. Important news updates will be published in the local media. This web page will be updated regularly and may be the most efficient way of obtaining updates about the project. If any person has questions about how the construction work will affect them, they may direct their queries to the MLC. The contact person at the MLC is Ronel Preston - ronel@montagu.org.za

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