Four-lane Oosbosch Street, Paarl, reopens after R128m upgrade

Written by on 15 Oct 2021

The R128 million upgrade of Oosbosch Street in Paarl – from Berg River Boulevard to Jan van Riebeeck Drive – was officially declared open on Thursday, 14 October 2021. Upgraded to deal with major traffic congestion experienced during peak hours, the project includes the first-ever-in-Africa underground housing of traffic signalling equipment to prevent theft and vandalism.

Oosbosch Street has been transformed into a four-lane divided road, sufficient to accommodate the area’s existing and future traffic volumes. The project is nearing completion during October/November 2021 and will be opened to the public in phases. A portion of Jan van Riebeeck Drive and Meaker Street was also upgraded.

The two-year project included the widening of the road over the Berg River Bridge and the road over the railway bridge – both demanding commendable engineering precision. Thanks to the upgrade, access between Paarl West and Paarl East is now easier and quicker.

Alderman Conrad Poole, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality, and Daylin Mitchell, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, as well as Members of the Municipality’s Mayoral Committee, dignitaries and senior officials, attended the opening.

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