Portion of R43 closed during N2 upgrade between Houwhoek Pass and Caledon


Portion of R43 closed during N2 upgrade between Houwhoek Pass and Caledon

Western Cape, 15 March 2024 – A 3km section of the R43 from the Kleinmond interchange on the N2 (Exit 90 to Kleinmond and Hermanus), will be closed for the next six months, the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced.

SANRAL is currently upgrading the N2 section 2 between Houwhoek Pass and Caledon, including the 3km stretch of the R43 which will be closed.

The scope of work for the R43 road safety improvement, involves a full upgrade and reconstruction of layerworks, as well as widening the road to 3.7m wide lanes, with 2.4m wide shoulders in both directions.

β€œIt was initially envisaged that the work would be done under half-width construction, with a ten-month construction period, but in trying to reduce the inconvenience associated with road works and the stop-go traffic control, we opted for a full closure, which could reduce the construction time by up to four months, weather permitting,” said Krishna Naidoo, SANRAL Project Manager.

Traffic will be accommodated via the Botrivier interchange on the N2 (Exit 92) which is a mere 2km away from the closure. SANRAL appeals to road users to exercise caution when approaching the construction area and to strictly adhere to all speed and access restrictions, while always being on the lookout for road construction workers who are working to make the road safe.