Road repairs start

2017-04-25 06:01
Road clearing has begun along Baden Powell Drive while official road works will commence next month.

Road clearing has begun along Baden Powell Drive while official road works will commence next month.

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Roadworks along Baden Powell Drive have officially begun with road clearing.

Mayco member for transport and urban development, Brett Herron says stop and go systems will be in effect from May.

“The roadworks on Baden Powell Drive commenced with bush clearing on the edge of the road on Monday 4 April. Traffic diversions will be implemented from early May, initially near Macassar and later near Strandfontein. The intention in general is to lift the traffic restrictions at night,” says Herron.

The R29m project will see more than 16kms of road refurbished in a 10-month long project.

The project includes major and minor patching of the road surface, smoothing out sections and clearing the road shoulders of vegetation and sand, replacing guardrails where necessary, and resurfacing the full length of the road after all the preparation work.

“Although there will be no road closures, we will be making portions of Baden Powell Drive a one-way and detouring either the traffic heading towards the N2 onto Spine Road, or detouring traffic towards Muizenberg onto Lukkanon Drive. When we don’t have a safe or viable detour, we will have a stop/go system in place,” says Herron.

In the direction of the N2, traffic will be detoured onto Spine Road from the Strandfontein Road intersection up to Swartklip Road, while Lukannon Drive will be used for traffic toward ­Muizenberg.

“Should Lukannon Drive be used as a detour, we may have to make a portion of it a one-way in the direction of Muizenberg. Road users would therefore not be able to enter Lukannon Drive at Strandfontein,” says Herron.

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