Camps Bay Drive is open to use again

2015-12-01 06:00

After nearly seven months of major roadworks along Camps Bay Drive, the road is now open again to general traffic.

This upgrade of Camps Bay Drive was the first along this scenic route since 1985 and cost about R30m.

At the time of the closure of Camps Bay Drive in April, about 14 000 vehicles travelled along this road every day.

The City is grateful that the roadworks have been completed in time for the summer holiday season, says Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport.

The project entailed the widening of the road on the Table Mountain side between Geneva Drive and Rontree Avenue by 1.4m, the shifting of the centre line by almost a metre, effectively widening each lane by half a metre as well as the improvement of the road surface by removing 25cm of the top surface and replacing it with recycled material and asphalt. The project also included the slackening of some of the sharp corners and the rehabilitation of the road surface between Rontree Avenue and Houghton Road.

“As a MyCiTi route between the city and Camps Bay, and being a scenic tourist route, Camps Bay Drive carries a significant amount of bus traffic. The road widening and slackening of corners along this important artery now makes it easier and safer for buses to pass in opposite directions,” Herron says.

The normal routing of MyCiTi route 107 in an anticlockwise direction between Camps Bay and the Civic Centre station will start today. Commuters will be able to get off and board at the route 107 and 106 stops along Camps Bay Drive as they did before the road closure.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.