Western Cape MEC of Transport
and Public Works Donald Grant on Friday officially opened the recently
Merweville road in the Central Karoo.
The over six year-long
project, broken up into three phases, has been implemented in partnership
between the Provincial and Municipal tiers of government.
Grant said our gravel roads
network tells a slightly different story, with only 35% of these roads rated as
fair to very good.
Siphesihle Dube The first two phases of the project, undertaken by the Western
Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, cost R43 million.
“Over 20% of that spend was allocted
to BEE subcontractors in the area. The road has now surfaced and it’s been
upgraded from the gravel road. MEC Grant has wished all those who will use it
very well and smooth ride” Dube added.
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