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Huguenot Tunnel



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The Huguenot Tunnel is a toll tunnel near Cape Town, South Africa. It extends the N1 national road through the Du Toitskloof mountains that separate Paarl from Worcester, providing a route that is safer, faster (between 15 and 26 minutes) and shorter (by 11 km) than the old Du Toitskloof pass travelling over the mountain. Geological surveys and design started in 1973, and excavation followed in 1984, tunneling from both ends using drilling and blasting. The two drilling heads met with an error of only 3 mm over its entire 3.9 km length. The tunnel was finally opened on 18 March 1988. Currently the tunnel carries one lane of traffic in each direction. Plans are underway to open a second unfinished tunnel, the "northern bore", to carry eastbound traffic. This will allow for two lanes of traffic in each direction, with each tunnel carrying traffic in one direction only. In 2002, traffic peaks occurred during Easter (a record on 26 April of 18 200 vehicles) and the December school ...

Huguenot Tunnel

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GPS Coordinates Decimal Decimal Deg Min & Sec Deg & Decimal Min
Latitude -33.7343° S 33.7343° S 33° 44' 3.48" -33° 44.058'
Longitude 19.0966° E 19.0966° E 19° 5' 47.76" 19° 5.796'
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Drakenstein Rural
Western Cape
South Africa
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On 02 Mar 2011 Ralph said:
I recently come down the service road ending at the back of the tunnel.I dont know how is responsible for the area, but he or she should walk around and have a look at:
1.the state of the building and seroundings.
2.The overgrowth, that is a BIG fire risk.
Please can someone have a look at this and do something about it.
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