The Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works announced that it envisioned opening the R31 in the vicinity of the Wildebeeskuil Pan near Platfontein, over the weekend.
THE Northern Cape Department of Roads and Public Works announced that it envisioned opening the R31 in the vicinity of the Wildebeeskuil Pan near Platfontein over the weekend.
Departmental spokesperson, Crystal Robertson said the department is continuing with rockfilling on site.
“We will communicate our readiness to open the road with the public in order to allow the public to plan their travelling this weekend. Upon opening the road, motorists will be able to pass through a stop-and-go traffic control system. The lane on the side of Platfontein will have a safe gravel surface. This temporary gravel surface forms part of the initial project scope to raise the low laying area with 1. 5 metres. Prior to the flooding, some of the culverts have already been inserted on the side of the road,” said Robertson.
She thanked motorists for adhering to the rules of the road closure.
“We thank the community for their cooperation in using the Windsorton detour road. During these economically challenging times and in context of the increased fuel price, we comprehend the financial impact,” she said.
The road has been closed for about a week.