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On Saturday, 23 July, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers, will officiate the opening of the Cogmanskloof Pass, in Montagu. This comes days after the Ashton Arch bridge, which forms part of the Western Cape Government’s larger Ashton to Montagu infrastructure project, was awarded the 2022 Fulton Award for the Best Infrastructure Project. The project also received commendation for Innovation and Invention in Concrete.

Minister Simmers said: “It gives me great pleasure to officiate the opening of the Cogmanskloof Pass, a project of world class standard. I am equally delighted that our Ashton Arch bridge won at the Fulton 2022 Awards in its category. This award-winning project is not only beautifully and innovatively constructed but it is one that will leave a legacy and unlock economic activity in this region. This investment project will enable a safer pedestrian usage and improve traffic as we grow this key tourist destination.”

The entire Project has been entered into the 2022 CESA AON Engineering Excellence Awards, with winners due to be announced on Wednesday 28 September.

Minister Simmers will be joined by the Mayor of Langeberg Local Municipality at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday.