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Thursday, 25 March 2021

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 Information that has become outdated or irrelevant has been moved to the Archives.

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Bulletin (25 Mar 2021) ~ C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 09
Bulletin (15 Dec 2020) ~ C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 08
Bulletin (13 Nov 2020) ~ C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 07
Bulletin (14 Jul 2020) ~ C818.01 Notice Of Temporary Road Closures In Montagu
Bulletin (19 Jun 2020) ~ C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 06
Bulletin (25 Mar 2020) ~ C818.01 Construction site closure due to COVID-19 lockdown
Bulletin (25 Feb 2020) ~ C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 05
Bulletin (5 Dec 2019) ~ C818.01 Progress Report 04
Bulletin (20 Nov 2019) ~ C818.01 Progress Report 03
Bulletin (7 Oct 2019) ~ C818.01 Progress Report 02
Bulletin (15 Aug 2019) ~ C818.01 Progress Report 01
Bulletin (18 July 2019) ~ Notice Of Road Construction And Stop/Go Controls
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

C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 09

Added: (25 Mar 2021)

C818.01: REHABILITATION OF 13,4 KM OF TR31 FROM ASHTON TO MONTAGU THROUGH COGMANSKLOOF

The construction site will close for the upcoming Easter holiday. The site will close on 31 March 2021 and re-open on 12 April 2021.

In Ashton, the eastbound lanes currently under construction will receive the final asphalt layer before the holiday, weather permitting.

The transverse launch of the new Ashton Bridge into its permanent position is tentatively scheduled for 14 August 2021.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Since the previous report, the contractor has completed the following activities:
• The LHS half-width road layers (and asphalt surfacing to be completed imminently) in Ashton from km 16.9 to 17.7, and LHS km 17.8 to 18.8.
• The road layer construction for 2 of the 9 parking areas in Ashton.
• The installation of piles for the western abutment of the new Ashton bridge.
• The casting of the reinforced concrete abutment bases on both the east and west sides of the new Ashton Bridge.

The contractor is currently busy with the following activities (estimated completion date in brackets):
• The construction of parking areas in Ashton (Jun ’21)
• The Ashton Bridge abutment walls (Jul ’21)
• The RHS half-width road layers in Cogmanskloof from km 21.8 to km 24.1 (Jun ’21)
• The retaining Wall W163 along Van Riebeeck St, Montagu (Jun ’21)
• The construction of stone masonry walls in Cogmanskloof (Apr ’21 )
• Various ancillary works, including sidewalk construction, landscape rehabilitation, installation of road signs, stormwater structures (pipes, inlets & outlets, concrete drains, down chutes, erosion protection etc.) in Cogmanskloof, testing of services sleeves, building of service manholes etc. (Dec ’21)

The contractor has reported that the following activities will commence after the Easter holiday:
• Construction of the other parking areas along the eastbound lanes in Ashton.
• Preparation for land rehabilitation in Cogmanskloof and soft landscaping in Ashton.
• Construction of a stone masonry landscape Wall W157, just west of Hodges Bridge in Cogmanskloof.

DELAYS TO THE PROJECT
To date, the project has experienced a total delay of 133 working days. This is due to various reasons, including the piling at the Ashton Bridge western abutment, the re-fabrication of anchor plates for the Ashton Bridge arch cables, the COVID-19 lockdown and associated incidents, and inclement weather. Further significant delays are not expected.

ROAD AND ACCESS CLOSURES
• The road construction in Ashton impedes access to properties adjoining Ashton Main Road. The contractor will communicate with affected residents and businesses as the work progresses.
• The western entrance to Van Riebeeck St in Montagu remains closed. Access is still available via Church St.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION
• The road construction in Ashton allows two-way traffic, but the lanes are narrow and sharp turns are required to access adjoining properties. The public is urged to drive slowly through the Ashton Main Road (R60).
• The stop-go system on the R62 in Cogmanskloof will remain in operation until June 2021. The delay is usually less than 10 minutes, but the average delay during peak holiday traffic can be up to 30 minutes.

INTERESTING FACTS
The new Ashton Arch Bridge was built in a temporary position and will be launched transversely into its permanent position.

CONTACT NUMBERS
General Enquiries: Site Agent: Robert Salvage 083 747 0247
Road Emergencies: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669
Traffic Enquiries: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669

INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW ASHTON BRIDGE

The new Ashton Bridge was built in a temporary position and will be launched transversely into its permanent position once the new bridge abutments are complete.

ANTICIPATED LAUNCH DATE
The current anticipated launch date is Saturday and Sunday 14 & 15 August 2021, but the date will be revised and confirmed monthly.

TIME PERIOD
The launching of the bridge will require the R60 through Ashton to be closed for up to 48 hours. The traffic arrangements and detours will be communicated via newspapers and radio broadcasts in due course.

RESTRICTED AREAS
The sections of the R60 adjoining the bridge will be closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the launch.

The residents of properties in close proximity to the bridge will be contacted regarding the arrangements.

A pedestrian detour route will be made available via a temporary crossing over the Cogmanskloof River.

Information booths on either side of the bridge restricted area will be equipped to deal with public queries and emergencies.

VIDEO FOOTAGE
The bridge launch will be captured via a camera on the tower crane and will be streamed live via Youtube. The Youtube channel details will be circulated in due course.




C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 08

Added: (15 Dec 2020)

C818.01: REHABILITATION OF 13,4 KM OF TR31 FROM ASHTON TO MONTAGU THROUGH COGMANSKLOOF

The construction site will close on 17 Dec 2020 and re-open on 11 Jan 2021.

The R62 through Cogmanskloof, between Ashton and Montagu, will have one stop-go during the holiday period. Two-way traffic is in place throughout the Ashton Main Road (R60), but please drive carefully due to narrow lanes.

The anticipated project completion date is now the end of 2021. More details under POSSIBLE DELAYS.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Since the previous report, the contractor has completed the following activities:
• The RHS half-width road layers and road surfacing in Cogmanskloof from km 19.72 to 20.34, as well as the R60/R62 intersection (turn-off to Swellendam).
• The RHS half-width road layers and road surfacing in Ashton from km 16.32 to 16.78.
• Construction of a service culvert through the parking area in Ashton at km 18.1 (close to Platform 62).
• The installation of a section of irrigation water pipeline in Cogmanskloof.
• The road marking of Long Street, Montagu.
• The excavation and footing platforms for the permanent abutments of the new Ashton Bridge.
• The demolition of the previous Voortrekker Bridge, at the western entrance to Montagu.

The contractor is currently busy with the following activities (estimated completion date in brackets):
• The installation of services and construction of road layers on the Ashton LHS from km 17 to 18.8 (Feb ’21)
• The construction of parking areas in Ashton (Jun ’21)
• Stripping of falsework from the Ashton Bridge deck soffit (Feb ’21)
• The Ashton Bridge eastern abutment wall and western abutment foundation piles (Feb ’21 )
• The RHS half-width road layers in Cogmanskloof from km 21.8 to km 24.1 (Apr ’21)
• The excavation for retaining Wall W163 along Van Riebeeck St, Montagu (Jan ’21)
• Various ancillary works, including sidewalks in Ashton, stone masonry walls in Cogmanskloof, landscape rehabilitation in Cogmanskloof, stormwater structures (pipes, inlets & outlets, concrete drains, down chutes, erosion protection etc.) in Cogmanskloof, testing of services sleeves, building of service manholes throughout the project etc. (Sep ‘21)

The contractor has reported that the following activities will commence early next year:
• Construction of a stone masonry landscape Wall W157, just west of Hodges Bridge in Cogmanskloof.

POSSIBLE DELAYS
Weather: The contractor’s programme allows for normal inclement weather days.
Materials: There are currently no foreseeable delays on the project due to material shortages.
Other: Unexpected variation in the rock formation under the Ashton Bridge western abutment was encountered. The abutment foundation has therefore been changed from a spread footing to piles. The construction team is working overtime to minimise the inevitable delay to the project. The current estimated delay to the project is 2 months, resulting in an anticipated completion date towards the end of 2021.

ROAD AND ACCESS CLOSURES
The western entrance to Van Riebeeck St in Montagu remains closed. Access is still available via Church St.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION
• The stop-go system on the R62 in Cogmanskloof will remain in operation until April 2021. The average delay during peak holiday traffic can be up to 30 minutes, but the delay is usually less than 10 minutes.
• The road construction in Ashton allows two-way traffic, but the lanes are narrow and sharp turns are required to access adjoining properties. The public is urged to drive slowly through the Ashton Main Road (R60).


YEAR-END BREAK
The construction site will close on 17 December 2020 for the year-end break and will reopen on 12 January 2021. During the break, the stop-go will remain in operation and emergency personnel will be on stand-by.

INTERESTING FACTS
The new Ashton Arch Bridge has been nominated for a 2021 Fulton Award.

CONTACT NUMBERS
General Enquiries: Site Agent: Robert Salvage 083 747 0247
Road Emergencies: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669
Traffic Enquiries: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669

NOTE REGARDING ROAD MARKING IN MONTAGU
The road marking along Log Street in Montagu has been painted, but the majority of the new signs will only be installed next year. Please note that the solid white line painted along most of the centreline of Long St is called a no-overtaking line. Vehicles may only drive on the left-hand side of the no-overtaking line, unless crossing the road to access or exit property on the opposite side.

NOTE REGARDING VEGETATION ALONG MONTAGU SIDEWALKS
We would like to thank the residents who have cut the hedges along the sidewalks of Long Street, Montagu. It makes a big difference to the available space on the sidewalk. We would appreciate it if the overhanging hedges, shrubs, and trees that still encroach on the sidewalk would also be pruned by the relevant property owners.

NOTE REGARDING COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION WORK
Lastly, the team is nearing the end of the construction work in Montagu, and a snag list will be set up soon. If any residents are aware or concerned about any outstanding construction matters in Montagu, we would appreciate it if it would be reported to the construction team via email (marika.meier@aecom.com).

NOTES REGARDING THE FESTIVE SEASON
The construction team appreciates all the support and encouragement offered by the residents of Ashton and Montagu during this unusual year. We hope that the completion of the road and sidewalks through Montagu has demonstrated the final product that could be expected throughout the project area, and that the public appreciates the commitment of the Western Cape Government and Langeberg Municipality to building a high-standard route through this region.

The construction team will have a small team on site throughout the holidays. This team will ensure that the road remains safe by, among other things, fixing potholes, and maintaining the road signs.
To report any problems, please call 071 855 8669 or 083 747 0247.

We wish everyone a joyous festive season!




C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 07

Added: (12 Nov 2020)

PROGRESS REPORT 07
C818.01: REHABILITATION OF 13,4 KM OF TR31 FROM ASHTON TO MONTAGU THROUGH COGMANSKLOOF

Despite the COVID-19 challenges, the contractor has made good progress with the construction in Ashton, Cogmanskloof, and Montagu.

The intersection of the R60 and R62 (turn-off to Swellendam) is progressing well and the contractor aims to have this stop-go removed by December 2020. The new Ashton Bridge has recently been opened to traffic in its temporary position. The excavation for the permanent bridge abutments is underway.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Since the previous report, the contractor has completed the following activities:
• The LHS half-width road layers and road surfacing in Cogmanskloof from km 19.72 to 20.34, and km 22.30 to 22.50.
• The installation of water pipelines through Cogmanskloof River at Ashton Bridge.
• The installation of water pipelines at Van Riebeeck Street in Montagu.
• The construction of sidewalks in Montagu.
• The final road surfacing of Long Street, Montagu.
• The installation and stressing of stay cables of the Ashton Bridge arch.

The contractor is currently busy with the following activities (estimated completion date in brackets):
• The installation of services and construction of road layers on the Ashton LHS from km 17 to 17.6 (Feb ’21)
• The construction of parking areas in Ashton (Jun ’21)
• The installation of a CIB pipeline in Cogmanskloof (Dec ’20)
• The construction of road layers at the R60/R62 intersection (Dec ’20)
• Stripping of falsework from the Ashton Bridge deck soffit (Dec ’20)
• Excavation for permanent abutments of the new Ashton Bridge (Dec ’20)
• The finishing of leiwater structures in Montagu and various ancillary works along the sidewalks of Montagu (Dec ’20)
• Various ancillary works, including sidewalks in Ashton, stone masonry walls in Cogmanskloof, landscape rehabilitation in Cogmanskloof, stormwater structures (pipes, inlets & outlets, concrete drains, down chutes, erosion protection etc.) in Cogmanskloof, testing of services sleeves, building of service manholes throughout the project etc. (Sep ’21)

The contractor has reported that the following activities will commence during the next few weeks:
• Road marking in Montagu.
• Construction of road layerworks at the tunnel in Cogmanskloof.
• Construction of road works along Van Riebeeck St, Montagu.
• Construction of a service culvert through the parking area in Ashton at km 18.1.


POSSIBLE DELAYS
Weather: The contractor’s programme allows for normal inclement weather days.
Materials: There are currently no foreseeable delays on the project due to material shortages.

ROAD AND ACCESS CLOSURES
• The road construction in Ashton impedes access to properties adjoining Ashton Main Road. The contractor will communicate with affected residents and businesses as the work progresses.
• The western entrance to Van Riebeeck St in Montagu remains closed. Access is still available via Church St.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION
Two-way traffic is accommodated in Ashton and Cogmanskloof with stop-go’s:
• The stop-go system at the R60 turn-off to Swellendam will remain in operation until December 2020. Average delay is 5 minutes.
• The stop-go system in Cogmanskloof will remain in operation until April 2021. Average delay is less than 10 minutes.

YEAR-END BREAK
The contractor has reported that the site will close on 18 December 2020 for the year-end break. The construction site will reopen on 11 Jan 2021. During the break, the stop-go will remain in operation and emergency personnel will be on stand-by.

INTERESTING FACTS
The old bridges that are replaced by new structures (Ashton, Boy Retief and Voortrekker bridges) will be demolished, the reinforcement salvaged, and the concrete crushed and stockpiled for future use.

CONTACT NUMBERS
General Enquiries: Site Agent: Robert Salvage 083 747 0247
Road Emergencies: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669
Traffic Enquiries: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669





C818.01 Notice Of Temporary Road Closures In Montagu

Added: (14 Jul 2020)

Notice Of Temporary Road Closures In Montagu
C818.01: Rehabilitation Of 13,4 Km Of Tr31 From Ashton To Montagu Through Cogmanskloof

The contractor will place the final asphalt layer on several sections of Long Street in Montagu.

Sections of Long Street and the side streets will be closed during the preparation and asphalt work. Detour signs will indicate alternative routes.

The asphalt work in Montagu is planned over 4 days, but it is weather dependent. Work will only be undertaken when dry weather is expected.
There is currently a bitumen (asphalt) shortage in South Africa. As soon as asphalt is available, the contractor will start the work.

The earliest planned dates for the asphalt work in Montagu are 15 to 20 July 2020.

Day 1: Intersections of Long Street with Du Toit Street and Cross Street.
The intersections will be partially closed for the day. Long Street will be open to traffic. Access to Cross and Du Toit Streets will be for residents only. Access to the Montagu Primary School will be affected. Detour signs will direct traffic.

Day 2: Long Street RHS between Barry Street and Du Toit Street.
The asphalt layer on the right-hand side (westbound lane) of Long Street, between Barry and Du Toit Streets, will be done. A ring-road system will be in place: eastbound traffic (from Cogmanskloof) will be diverted via Bath Street, while westbound traffic (from Barrydale) will drive in the left-hand half of Long Street.
The southern legs of the intersections with Church St and Kohler St will be closed. Detour signs will direct traffic.

Day 3: Long Street LHS between Barry Street and Du Toit Street.
The asphalt layer on the left-hand side (eastbound lane) of Long Street, between Barry and Du Toit Streets, will be done. A ring-road system will be in place: eastbound traffic (from Cogmanskloof) will be diverted via Bath Street, while westbound traffic (from Barrydale) will continue as normal on Long Street.
The northern legs of the intersections with Church St and Kohler Street will be closed. Detour signs will direct traffic.

Day 4: Intersections of Long Street with Church Street and Kohler Street.
The intersections will be closed for the day. Long Street will be open to traffic. Access to Church St and Kohler St will be for residents only. Detour signs will direct traffic.

NEW: C818.01 PUBLIC NOTICE: Long Str/ Church Street 2-way stop (added 17 July 2020)
During the road construction project, the intersection of Long St and Church St in Montagu was temporarily changed to a 4-way stop. Please take note that, when the asphalt work is complete, the intersection of Long St and Church St in Montagu will return to a 2-way stop condition. The traffic on Long St will have right of way, while traffic approaching on Church Street must stop. Please be extra vigilant at this intersection and drive carefully while people adjust to the change.




C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 06

Added: (19 Jun 2020)

PROGRESS REPORT 06
C818.01: REHABILITATION OF 13,4 KM OF TR31 FROM ASHTON TO MONTAGU THROUGH COGMANSKLOOF

The construction work has continued after the Covid-19 Level 5 lockdown was lifted. The completion date of the project has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and is currently expected in September 2021.

Work is currently underway in Cogmanskloof, Montagu, and Ashton. The Ashton Bridge construction, specifically the attachment of the steel cables between the arch and the deck tie-beam, is progressing well.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Since the previous report, the contractor has completed the following activities:
• The LHS subbase road layers from km 19.72 to 20.34, and km 22.30 to 22.50.
• The backfill at Retaining Wall W161 in Cogmanskloof.
• The installation and stressing of anchor plates on the Ashton Bridge arch.

The contractor is currently busy with the following activities:
• The construction of road layers on the Ashton LHS from km 17 to 17.6. Expected completion: Dec 2020
• The construction of two parking areas in Ashton. Expected completion: Dec 2020
• The installation of services and stormwater pipes in the west-bound lane (RHS) in Ashton from Loop St to Station Rd. Expected completion: Jul 2020
• Construction of a service culvert for Langeberg & Ashton Foods near Platform 62. Expected completion: Jul 2020
• The installation of watermains through the Cogmanskloof River, as part of the re-alignment of pipelines around the new Ashton Bridge footprint. Expected completion: Jul 2020
• The construction of road layerworks at the Swellendam intersection. Expected completion: Aug 2020
• The construction of road layerworks in Cogmanskloof. Expected completion: Dec 2020
• The construction of the sidewalks in Montagu. Expected completion: Aug 2020
• Construction of leiwater structures in Montagu. Expected completion: Aug 2020
• Stripping of falsework from the Ashton Bridge. Expected completion: Sep 2020
• Preparation for the traffic diversion onto the new Ashton Bridge in its temporary position. Expected completion: Aug 2020
• Various ancillary works, including sidewalks in Ashton, stone masonry walls in Cogmanskloof, landscape rehabilitation in Cogmanskloof, stormwater structures (pipes, inlets & outlets, concrete sidedrains, down chutes, erosion protection etc.) in Cogmanskloof, testing of services sleeves, building of service manholes throughout the project etc. Expected completion: Sep 2021

The contractor has reported that the following activities will commence during the next three months:
• Construction of road layerworks at the tunnel in Cogmanskloof.
• Final asphalt surfacing in Montagu.

POSSIBLE DELAYS
Weather: The contractor’s programme allows for normal inclement weather days.
Materials: Even though there is an asphalt shortage at the moment, there are currently no foreseeable delays on the project due to material shortages.

ROAD AND ACCESS CLOSURES
• The road construction in Ashton impedes access to properties adjoining Ashton Main Road. The contractor will communicate with affected residents as the work progresses.
• The sidewalk construction in Montagu impedes access to properties adjoining Long St. The contractor will communicate with affected residents as the work progresses.
• The western entrance to Van Riebeeck St in Montagu remains closed. Access is still available via Church St.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION
Two-way traffic is accommodated in Ashton and Cogmanskloof with stop-go’s:
• The stop-go system at the R60 turn-off to Swellendam will remain in operation until August 2020. Average delay is less than 5 minutes.
• The stop-go system in Cogmanskloof will remain in operation until 2021. Average delay is less than 15 minutes.
• The stop-go system in Ashton will remain in operation until July 2020. Average delay is less than 10 minutes.

INTERESTING FACTS
This construction project has created direct work opportunities for over 270 people from the Western Cape. The cumulative man-days worked by people from the local community (Ashton, Zolani, Montagu, and Ashbury) is over 35 000, resulting in a substantial amount paid in wages to the local community.

CONTACT NUMBERS
General Enquiries: Site Agent: Robert Salvage 083 747 0247
Road Emergencies: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669
Traffic Enquiries: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669





C818.01 Construction site closure due to COVID-19 lockdown

Added: (25 Mar 2020)


C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 05

Added: (25 Feb 2020)

PROGRESS REPORT 05
C818.01: REHABILITATION OF 13,4 KM OF TR31 FROM ASHTON TO MONTAGU THROUGH COGMANSKLOOF

The contractor is continuing with roadworks in Cogmanskloof. The construction of the R60 turn-off to Swellendam is progressing well. Road layerworks construction in Ashton is scheduled to commence shortly, whilst the installation of stormwater pipes continues on the eastern side of Ashton Bridge.

The Ashton Bridge anchor plate installation is progressing well.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS


Since the previous report, the contractor has completed the following activities:
• The LHS lower road layers from km 19.72 to 20.34, and km 22.30 to 22.50.
• The concrete balustrades and end-blocks of Boy Retief Bridge.
• The balustrade cappings of the Voortrekker Bridge.

The contractor is currently busy with the following activities:
• The installation of services and stormwater pipes in the west-bound lane (RHS) in Ashton from Loop St to Station Rd (estimated completion date: April 2020).
• The installation of watermains through the Cogmanskloof River, as part of the re-alignment of pipelines around the new Ashton Bridge footprint (estimated completion date: April 2020).
• The construction of LHS road layerworks at the Swellendam intersection (estimated completion date: June 2020).
• The construction of road layerworks in Cogmanskloof.
• Backfill of Retaining Wall W161 in Cogmanskloof (estimated completion date: March 2020)
• The construction of the sidewalks in Montagu (estimated completion date: May 2020)
• Construction of leiwater structures in Montagu (estimated completion date: May 2020).
• The installation and stressing of anchor plates on the Ashton Bridge arch (estimated completion date: April 2020).

The contractor has reported that the following activities will commence during the next three months:
• Construction of road layerworks in Ashton.
• Construction of a service culvert for Langeberg & Ashton Foods near Platform 62.
• Construction of road layerworks at the tunnel in Cogmanskloof.
• Final asphalt surfacing in Montagu.
• Construction of temporary approaches to Ashton Bridge.
• Ashton Bridge: installation of anchor stay cables.

POSSIBLE DELAYS


Weather: The contractor’s programme allows for normal inclement weather days. There are currently two days delay due to weather.
Materials: There are currently no foreseeable delays due to shortages of general construction materials.

ROAD AND ACCESS CLOSURES


• Access to properties in Ashton will be affected by the road construction. Temporary ramps will allow traffic over the road construction zones, or traffic will be diverted by road signs. The public is urged to drive slowly and be alert to unexpected movements of other vehicles.
• The contractor, H&I, will contact the residents and business owners along the Ashton Main Road directly to inform them of the direct impact the roadworks will have on their properties.
• The western entrance to Van Riebeeck St remains closed. Access is still available via Church St.
• The sidewalk construction in Montagu impedes access to properties adjoining Long St. The contractor will communicate with affected residents as the work progresses.
• The newly erected stop-go system at the R60 turn-off to Swellendam will remain in operation until June 2020.
• The stop-go system in Cogmanskloof will remain in operation until 2021.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION


Two-way traffic is accommodated in Ashton and Montagu. The two stop-go’s in Cogmanskloof are operating with an average delay of 15 minutes.

INTERESTING FACT


The estimated expansion and contraction of the new Ashton Bridge are +30mm and -42mm.

CONTACT NUMBERS


General Enquiries: Site Agent: Robert Salvage 083 747 0247
Road Emergencies: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669
Traffic Enquiries: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669




C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 04

Added: (5 Dec 2019)

The contractor will close the construction site for the upcoming annual builder's holiday. The site will close on 13 December 2019 and re-open on 8 January 2020. Only one stop-go will be in place during the holidays on the R62 through Cogmanskloof. The road is narrow and the public is urged to obey the road signs and speed limits.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS


Since the previous report, the contractor has completed the following activities:
• The reinforced concrete retaining Wall W161 in Cogmanskloof. The stone masonry cladding will follow in 2020.
• The final asphalt surfacing layer over Voortrekker Bridge, at the western entrance to Montagu.
• The rehabilitation of sections of Church and Kohler Streets in Montagu.
• The piling for the earth embankments at Ashton Bridge to divert the traffic onto the new bridge in its temporary position.
• The concrete wishbones between the arches of the new Ashton Bridge.
• The installation of stormwater in the west-bound lane (RHS) of the Ashton Main Road (R60) between Zandvliet Road and the Ashton Bridge.
• The construction of a subbase layer on the left-hand side (LHS) half of the road in Cogmanskloof, between km 22.920 and 23.440.
• The construction of a base layer on the LHS half of the road in Cogmanskloof, between km 23.740 and 24.050.
• The construction of a double portal culvert in Cogmanskloof.
• The construction of stone masonry guardwalls along the LHS road edge and future rest area in the vicinity of the tunnel in Cogmanskloof.

The contractor has reported that the following activities will continue next year:
• Installation of stormwater pipes in Ashton;
• The construction of earthworks and road layers of the R62 in Cogmanskloof;
• The construction of stone guardwalls in Cogmanskloof;
• Construction of balustrades at Boy Retief Bridge;
• Installation of CIB and municipal pipelines along Van Riebeeck Street, Montagu;
• Completion of various partially installed services in Montagu;
• Construction of sidewalks in Montagu;
• Construction of Ashton Bridge.

TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION DURING THE HOLIDAY PERIOD:


• Two-way traffic will continuously be accommodated through the main roads of Ashton and Montagu.
• Only one stop-go will remain in operation in Cogmanskloof. The expected average travel delay through Cogmanskloof is about 15 minutes, but it can be more during peak holiday traffic periods.
• In Montagu, the western end of Van Riebeeck Street will remain closed to traffic, but access is available via Church Street.
• The sidewalks of Long Street, Montagu, are in a partially completed condition. The public is cautioned against the variations in levels and various obstructions along the sidewalks. Please take care when walking in the area.
• The Ashton Main Road is in various stages of construction. In some areas, there are no formal sidewalks for pedestrians. The vehicle traffic is diverted across the lanes of the existing road at several locations. Please take care when walking or driving in the area.

A maintenance team will be on standby throughout the holidays to ensure the road remains in a safe condition. Please report any problems to the standby team listed below.

INTERESTING FACT


The deck of the Ashton Bridge will be supported by 350m of steel cables attached to the reinforced concrete arches via 50 anchor plates.

CONTACT NUMBERS


General Enquiries: Site Agent: Robert Salvage 083 747 0247
Road Emergencies: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669
Traffic Enquiries: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669




C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 03

Added: (20 Nov 2019)

C818.01: REHABILITATION OF 13,4 KM OF TR31 FROM ASHTON TO MONTAGU THROUGH COGMANSKLOOF
The contractor is continuing with roadworks in Cogmanskloof. The construction of a reinforced concrete retaining wall in Cogmanskloof is progressing well. The installation of stormwater systems in Ashton is progressing. Several subcontractors are also working on the ancillary works like stone guardwalls and kerbs.

The Ashton Bridge arch construction is progressing well.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS


Since the previous report, the contractor has completed the following activity:
• Both the concrete arches of the new Ashton Bridge have been completed.

The contractor has reported that the following activities are progressing according to schedule:
• The construction of the cantilevered sidewalks on both sides of the new Ashton Bridge.
• The preparation for the installation of the steel cables and anchor plates for the new Ashton Bridge.
• Construction of the reinforced concrete retaining wall, Wall W161, in Cogmanskloof (estimated completion date for the concrete works: December 2019).

Work that is taking longer than expected, but that is not delaying the overall completion date, includes:
• Installation of CIB and municipal pipelines along Van Riebeeck Street, Montagu.
• The sidewalk construction in Montagu and completion of various partially installed services.
• The construction of final road asphalt layer of the R62 on the approaches to Voortrekker Bridge, at the western entrance to Montagu (estimated completion date: November 2019).

Since the previous report, the contractor has commenced with the following major activities:
• The rehabilitation of portions of Church and Kohler Streets in Montagu.
• The piling for the earth embankments to divert the traffic onto the new Ashton Bridge in its temporary position.

POSSIBLE DELAYS: None foreseen at present.

ROAD AND ACCESS CLOSURES


• Portions of Church and Kohler Streets south of Long Street are currently closed temporarily for the road rehabilitation works.
• The western entrance to Van Riebeeck Street remains closed. Access is still available via Church Street.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION


• Two stop-go's in Cogmanskloof are operating with an average delay of 15 minutes. One stop-go will be removed before the December holidays.
• A day-time stop-go has been implemented in Ashton to facilitate the installation of stormwater pipes and the piling at the Ashton Bridge. This stop-go will be removed before the December holidays.

INTERESTING FACT


About 100 tons of high-tensile steel and 600m3 of concrete were used to form the arches of the new Ashton Bridge.







C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 02

Added: (7 Oct 2019)
C818.01: REHABILITATION OF 13,4 KM OF TR31 FROM ASHTON TO MONTAGU THROUGH COGMANSKLOOF

The contractor is continuing with the relocation of services and installation of stormwater systems in Ashton. The construction of sidewalks in Montagu continues. Mass earthworks and road layerworks construction in Cogmanskloof have commenced. The Boy Retief Bridge construction is continuing and the Ashton Bridge arch construction is progressing well.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS


Since the previous report, the contractor has completed the following activities:
• The installation of staging and formwork, as well as the casting of 6 of the 14 concrete arch segments, of the Ashton Bridge;
• The wingwall construction and backfill of bridge abutments at the Boy Retief Bridge in Cogmanskloof;
• The installation of services and stormwater in the east-bound lane (LHS) from Voortrekker St to Barry St in Ashton. Work is now continuing in the west-bound lane (RHS) of the Ashton Main Road (R60) between Voortrekker and Barry Streets.

The contractor has reported that the following activities are progressing according to schedule:
• The construction of road layerworks of the R62 on the approaches to Voortrekker Bridge, at the western entrance to Montagu (estimated completion date: October 2019).
• The sidewalk construction in Montagu and completion of various partially installed services.

Since the previous report, the contractor has commenced with the following major activities:
• Mass earthworks in Cogmanskloof from Boy Retief Bridge to the tunnel: The required rock is being broken out and stockpiled for future use. The lower layers of the road prism are also being constructed.
• Construction of the ±280m-long Retaining Wall W161 in Cogmanskloof (estimated completion date for the concrete works: December 2019).
• Installation of CIB and municipal pipelines along Van Riebeeck Street, Montagu (estimated completion date: November 2019).
• Construction of the balustrades at Boy Retief Bridge in Cogmanskloof (estimated completion date: December 2019).

UPCOMING WORK


Apart from the activities reported previously, the contractor plans to start with the following activities within the next three months:
• The rehabilitation of portions of Church and Kohler Streets in Montagu.
• Construction of road layerworks in Cogmanskloof from Boy Retief Bridge to the tunnel.
• Installation of pipelines along the Ashton Bridge.
• Construction of temporary approaches to the Ashton Bridge.

POSSIBLE DELAYS


Weather: The contractor's programme allows for normal inclement weather days. There are currently no delays due to weather. Materials: There are currently no foreseeable delays due to shortages of general construction materials.

ROAD AND ACCESS CLOSURES


• The portions of Church and Kohler Streets south of Long Street will be closed temporarily for rehabilitation.
• The western entrance to Van Riebeeck St remains closed. Access is still available via Church St.
• The sidewalk construction in Montagu will impact access to residents of Long St. The contractor will communicate with affected residents as the work progresses.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION


Two-way traffic will continuously be accommodated in Ashton and Montagu. The two stop-go's in Cogmanskloof are operating with an average delay of only 10 minutes.

INTERESTING FACT


There are 123 indigenous plant species found along the Cogmanskloof Pass. Of these, 37 species are Cape Endemics, 7 species are Little Karoo Endemics and 2 are local endemics.




C818.01 PROGRESS REPORT 01

Added: (15 Aug 2019)

PROGRESS REPORT 01


C818.01: REHABILITATION OF 13,4 KM OF TR31 FROM ASHTON TO MONTAGU THROUGH COGMANSKLOOF

The contractor has commenced with minor works in Ashton and Montagu, as well as roadworks in Cogmanskloof. The Ashton Bridge and Boy Retief Bridge construction is continuing. The contractor plans to increase his workforce during the coming months. The R62 through Cogmanskloof is open to traffic with the entire road length surfaced, providing a comfortable and scenic drive to the Klein Karoo.

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS


The contractor is currently busy with the following activities:
• The installation of services and stormwater in the east-bound lane (LHS) from Voortrekker St to Barry St in Ashton.
• The testing of partially installed service ducts by Basil Read in Montagu.
• The installation of staging and formwork, as well as preparation for casting the first concrete segment, of the Ashton Bridge arches.
• The wingwall construction and backfill of bridge abutments at the Boy Retief Bridge in Cogmanskloof (estimated completion date: September 2019).
• The construction of road layerworks on the approaches to Voortrekker Bridge, at the western entrance to Montagu (estimated completion date: October 2019).

The contractor has reported that the following activities will commence during the next three months:
• Mass earthworks in Cogmanskloof from Boy Retief Bridge to the tunnel.
• Construction of the ±280m-long Retaining Wall W161 in Cogmanskloof.
• Foundation preparation for Retaining Wall W163 in Van Riebeeck Street, Montagu.
• Installation of pipelines for the Cogmanskloof Irrigation Board (CIB) and municipal fresh water along Van Riebeeck Street, Montagu.
• Preparation for leiwater and sidewalk construction in Montagu.

POSSIBLE DELAYS


Weather: The contractor's programme allows for normal inclement weather days. There are currently no delays due to weather. Materials: There are currently no foreseeable delays due to shortages of general construction materials.

ROAD AND ACCESS CLOSURES


The western entrance to Van Riebeeck St remains closed. Access is still available via Church St. The sidewalk construction in Montagu will impact access to residents of Long St. The contractor will communicate with affected residents as the work progresses.

GENERAL TRAFFIC ACCOMMODATION


Two-way traffic will continuously be accommodated in Ashton and Montagu. The two stop-go's in Cogmanskloof are operating efficiently with an average delay of only 10 minutes.

INTERESTING FACT


The retaining structures in Cogmanskloof have been designed to mimic the historic rock walls of Thomas Bain, complementing the natural Cape Fold rock features of Cogmanskloof.

CONTACT NUMBERS


General Enquiries: Site Agent: Robert Salvage 083 747 0247
Road Emergencies: Traffic Safety Officer: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669
Traffic Accommodation Enquiries: TSO: Zavior Fourie 071 855 8669

Notice Of Road Construction And Stop/Go Controls

Added: (18 July 2019)
The R60 and R62 from Ashton to Montagu, through Cogmanskloof, are under construction.

Two stop/go controls of up to 2,5 km each will remain in place in Cogmanskloof until 2020. The average total delay in travelling time through Cogmanskloof is 15 minutes but, in peak traffic periods, the delay could be as long as 40 minutes.

The C818 project entails the reconstruction of the R60 from a point west of Ashton (km 15,0 of TR31/2) through Ashton, and the R62 through Cogmanskloof and Montagu to a point east of Montagu (km 1,4 of TR31/3).

The project includes:
1) widening the R60 through Ashton;
2) adding 1.5 m shoulders to the R62 through Cogmanskloof;
3) rebuilding almost 1 km of Van Riebeeck Street in Montagu;
4) replacing the Ashton, Boy Retief and Voortrekker river bridges;
5) installing erosion and scour protection at Billy Loftus Bridge and Van Der Merwe Bridge;
6) upgrading storm water systems and street lighting in Montagu and Ashton;
7) relocating and protecting existing services; and
8) installing new services.

The project began in July 2015 with Basil Read as the contractor. The contract was terminated after Basil Read entered business rescue proceedings in June 2018. Haw & Inglis Civil Engineering was appointed in May 2019 to complete the project. The construction period for the remaining work is approximately 22 months.

The road through Ashton will be constructed in half-widths, allowing two-way traffic during construction. However, the road construction in Cogmanskloof requires two semi-permanent stop/go controls of up to 2.5 km each. The average delay in travelling time through Cogmanskloof is 15 minutes but, during peak traffic periods, delays could be up to 40 minutes.

More information regarding actual construction activities to be executed in the immediate future, will be made available shortly.

Contact information:
Consulting Engineers:
AECOM SA
Resident Engineer: David Vivier 079 663 7124

Contractor:
Haw & Inglis Civil Engineering
Site Agent: Robert Salvage 083 747 0247



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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