Camps Bay Drive closed until late November

2015-10-06 06:00

Camps Bay Drive will remain closed to general traffic until late in November, until the major roadworks that have been going on since April are finished.

Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, is spending about R30m on the roadworks, which is aimed to improve the road condition and safety of road users.

Given that Camps Bay not seen any major rehabilitation or reconstruction for more than 30 years, it was essential to undertake the roadworks, Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport, says.

The road was expected to open in September, but this has been delayed due to “a number of unexpected challenges”, Herron says.

In the meantime, residents who live along streets adjacent to Camps Bay Drive will have easier access to and from their houses. Certain sections of the road have been prioritised to provide residents with alternative access routes, giving them the option to avoid the full detour via Geneva Drive.

The bulk of the work between Geneva Drive and Rontree Avenue is on track. The section between Rontree Avenue and Houghton Road, however, poses a challenge, Herron says.

“We have to re-excavate this section of road due to groundwater seepage. Thereafter, we will add a rock layer to try to stabilise the material before we can continue with the rest of the work.”

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