The upgrade to St Lowry’s Pass roads began in January 2018, and will finally be completed in August.

The R14-million Department of Transport and Public Works project to construct a new slipway and truck arrestor bed on the downward slope of the N2 near Sir Lowry’s Pass Road is making good progress. All road works are being carried out on the road shoulder and no further obstructions or closures are expected.

The N2 is currently being widened to a maximum of 13 metres and the length of the slipway and arrestor bed will be approximately 850 metres.

New markings will be added to the road once all the construction is complete. Currently all of the fencing, barrier kerbs, storm water pipe installations, culvert construction, and the filling of layerworks have been completed – with only the construction of an oil trap, base construction, and the installation of a mountable kerb and channel left to finish.

The work done on the St Lowry’s Pass project, has lead to a R543 910 spend on targeted enterprises and 1 618 person-days of work for people from Sir Lowry’s Pass Village.

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