Less access in Main Road during roadworks

2015-05-26 06:00
The City of Cape Town is resurfacing Main Road in Hout Bay at a cost of about R10m.

The City of Cape Town is resurfacing Main Road in Hout Bay at a cost of about R10m.

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Roadworks along Main Road in Hout Bay are expected to “prolong the road’s lifespan”.

The City of Cape Town is undertaking the roadworks from this week at a cost of about R10m to resurface the 1.2km stretch of Main Road between the Victoria Road traffic circle at Imizamo Yethu and the traffic circle at Princess Street.

Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport, says those using Main Road “will be very aware of the poor road conditions along this stretch. The much-needed resurfacing cannot be postponed any longer and will prolong Main Road’s lifespan.”

Herron explains that south-bound access along Main Road will be limited until mid-October and road users should expect some delays and disruptions.

“Commuters making use of the MyCiti bus service must also familiarise themselves with the changes to Route 109,” he says.

He says they will also widen Main Road at the bend south of Payne Street to improve the line of sight of oncoming traffic for residents who are exiting their driveways – “a request that we received some time ago already”.

Herron says the roadworks will be carried out in two phases, each expected to last about two months. Phase 1 started yesterday.

During this period north-bound traffic will be allowed between the two traffic circles on Main Road, but south-bound traffic will be limited.

Herron says roadworks will be carried out on the section between Scott Road and just south of Payne Street. Road users coming from the Victoria Road circle will have access along Main Road in both directions up to Payne Street, but after Payne Street the road will be closed to south-bound traffic.

Those wanting to travel south will have to follow the detour along Victoria Avenue, back to the Princess Street traffic circle, from where they can travel further south to the shops or beach.

Road users coming from Constantia Nek will have to follow the same detour along Victoria Avenue to the Princess Street traffic circle.

Phase 2 will start in August. Herron says roadworks will be carried out along the section just south of Payne Street up to the Victoria Road traffic circle at Imizamo Yethu.

During this period, no south-bound traffic will be allowed along this stretch of Main Road. Road users and residents will have to follow the detour along Victoria Avenue to the Princess Street traffic circle from where they will be able to travel north-bound in Main Road to the restaurants and residences.

“We want to request our residents to please be patient while we are undertaking the roadworks. This rehabilitation project is for the benefit of residents and visitors to Hout Bay as it will significantly improve safety along Main Road,” he says

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