Main Rd tarred for cycle tour

2017-02-28 06:01

A stop-go system will be in place from tomorrow while the final layer of road surface is placed on the section of Main Road between Kalk Bay harbour and Woolley’s Pool to accommodate the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The City of Cape Town has invested over R300m in the rehabilitation of Main Road, which covers a distance of 4.5km from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay.

“We are in the concluding months of this three-year project and decided to do the final asphalt surfacing of Main Road between Woolley’s Pool and the Kalk Bay harbour entrance earlier than planned. This is to provide the 35 000 cyclists who will participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour a smooth downhill ride along this section which has a number of manhole covers that are higher than normal above the road surface because the rehabilitation work is not completed as yet,” say Brett Herron, Mayco member for transport and urban development.

The surfacing will unfortunately lead to a temporary stop-go system along Main Road.

The establishment of the asphalt paving team is scheduled for tomorrow and milling operations are planned to take place on Thursday and Friday. The stop-go system will be in place from 09:00 to 16:00.

The final surfacing of this section is also a two-day operation and is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday next week.

“Motorists should expect delays and use alternative routes where possible. The implementation times for the stop-go system should be regarded as a guide only, as any unforeseen challenges could delay the works,” says Herron.

“The reconstruction of Main Road between the Kalk Bay harbour entrance and Clovelly Road is in its final stages. Once completed, visitors and residents will be able to parallel park along the seaside. Pedestrians will also enjoy the new footways on the mountain and sea sides all the way from Woolley’s Pool to the bridge.”

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