An example of this collaboration is the Oosbosch Street project in Paarl, with a total value of R128 million. The R301 (Franschhoek Road) is currently being upgraded to a dual carriageway between the N1 and Kliprug Road (200m south of the Val de Vie circle) under a provincial contract. The expected total project value is R240 million. “We are also planning to upgrade provincial roads such as the R45 (Simondium Road) and the section of Jan van Riebeeck Drive between Oosbosch and Van der Stel Streets in Paarl,” says Harry. In addition, in Mbekweni, Drommedaris Street’s upgrading is underway (between Oosbosch and Van der Stel Streets). This venture will be completed over several financial years, with the first phase – which entails upgrading the water reticulation during 2022/23 to the value of R5 million – already underway.

The estimated cost of the project’s further phases amounts to R28 million. Another focus area is the facilitation of developments within Drakenstein, with the upgrading of streets being funded through development contributions from the relevant private developments.

Two examples of this scenario are:

• the installation of traffic signals and upgrading of the Carolina Road intersection in Paarl (to the estimated value of R11 million); and • the upgrading of Bartholomeu Street from Jan van Riebeeck Drive to the circle at Symphony Avenue in Paarl (to an estimated contract value of R4.2 million). This will include upgrading the signalisation.

Drakenstein Municipality is hard at work keeping our roads in top condition.


VARS | February

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