Keep an eye on lanes

2017-03-07 06:00

Three Green Point roads will be upgraded from this week.

The City of Cape Town will be carrying out work on Portswood Road, from Beach Road to Helen Suzman Boulevard, Helen Suzman Boulevard’s eastbound carriageway between Beach Road and Granger Bay Boulevard and Somerset Road, between Buitengracht and Ebenezer Road.

The work will continue for around six months.

The project, costing around R14.7m, includes resurfacing the roads with a new asphalt surface.

Certain traffic lanes will be closed between 09:00 and 15:30 for the duration of the project, explains Mayco member (North) Suzette Little.

“Any temporary deviations, detours and lane closures will be clearly signposted. On-street parking on Somerset Road will also be affected. The parking will be blocked off from the public to allow for work to be done in the parking areas. Access to off-street parking and side streets will be maintained,” she says.

“Although there will be no official road closures, there will be a detour via Granger Bay Boulevard signposted for work on Portswood Road.

“One lane on Portswood Road will always remain open under a stop-go control to allow local access to business entrances off Portswood Road.”

The work on Helen Suzman Boulevard will be undertaken on one lane at a time, with the other lanes remaining open to traffic.

Two-way traffic on Somerset Road will need to be accommodated in two lanes during some working periods, with the existing four lanes being reduced to two contra-flow lanes.

“For example, if both lanes of the eastbound carriageway are being worked on, these will be closed to all traffic and there will be two-directional traffic on the westbound carriageway.”

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