21 Aug 2015 Peninsula roads update
Latest update received on 21 August from the City of Cape Town:
Southern Section (Kalk Bay Harbour to Woolley’s Pool):
The construction work on the section of Main Road between Kalk Bay Harbour and Woolley’s Pool will commence on Monday, 24 August 2015 and a 24hr stop-go will be in operation on this section of road.
It is anticipated that this section (and associated stop-go) will be complete by the end of May 2016. Significant traffic delays are envisaged during this time. Traffic modelling predict that unless there is a significant decrease in traffic volumes on Main Road, substantial delays can be expected. Motorists who are unable to use the train service or other public transport modes are requested to consider using Ou Kaapse Weg or Chapman’s Peak and/or forming lift clubs. (The Main Road will reopen to two-way traffic for the duration of the construction industry holidays from 15th December 2015 until 11th January 2016.)
Every effort will be taken to minimise queue lengths and the duration for which a stop / go will be required. The signals at Clairvaux Road (Boyes Drive) intersection will be deactivated and temporary road signs, barriers and associated monitoring systems, will be installed. A temporary stop control will be introduced on Clairvaux Road for the duration of the road works. Flagmen and yellow boxes will be used to keep intersections with side roads clear.
Northern Section (Muizenberg):
Main Road Muizenberg was opened to two way traffic on the 31st July 2015. The final asphalt surface wearing course is planned for mid-September, when the weather is warmer, which will be followed by line marking. The peripheral works to be completed include the footways, permanent road signs, installation of hand rails and landscaping. All peripheral work, with the exception of the continuation of the retaining wall opposite Posthuys, is scheduled to be complete by the end of September.
Road users should note that during the finishing stage it may be necessary to operate short sections of stop-go during working hours in order to carry out some aspects of this work, such as the road surfacing, which is anticipated to take approximately 2 days.