Drive closed for repair

2015-05-05 06:00
Camps Bay Drive will be closed for five months for upgrades.
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Camps Bay Drive will be closed for five months for upgrades. PHOTO: nicole mccain

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The City of Cape Town will be undertaking major roadworks along Camps Bay Drive this winter. The road will be closed for general traffic from Monday 20 April.

The project is worth around R20m and is expected to be concluded by the end of September.

Camps Bay Drive has not been refurbished for the past 30 years. This major upgrade will significantly improve the road condition and safety for road users and cannot be postponed any longer, says Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport. “The roadworks will unfortunately cause significant delays and inconvenience. I therefore want to urge road users to familiarise themselves with the alternative routes well in advance,” he says.

Stop-and-go control points will be in operation between Geneva Drive and Prima Avenue and Houghton Drive and Rontree Avenue to give access to residents who live in the vicinity of the roadworks.

About 14 000 vehicles travel along Camps Bay Drive every day and commuters will have to be accommodated on other roads to enter or exit Camps Bay, such as Geneva Drive.

The road will be widened by 1.4 metres on the Table Mountain side between Geneva Drive and Rontree Avenue and the road surface will be improved.

Some of the sharp corners along Camps Bay Drive will be slackened to allow for the safe passage of buses in opposite directions and the damaged culvert on Victoria Road in Bakoven will be replaced

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