Cables tie up works

2017-10-24 06:01

Work on the Kommetjie Road upgrade could now face a delay of as much as three months.

The upgrade is expected to cost R170m.

Brett Herron, Mayco member for transport, previously told People’s Post that there was severe congestion along Kommetjie Main Road and Ou Kaapse Weg during peak periods (“Roads upgraded for more traffic”, 1 September 2015).

“This is primarily caused by the lack of capacity along the route and in particular at the Kommetjie Main Road and Capri Drive signalised intersection, as well as along Ou Kaapse Weg between Main Road in Kommetjie and Noordhoek Road. The road network capacity upgrade will significantly improve the traffic flow along these roads during the peak-hour periods.”

The delay is due to the relocation of medium-voltage (MV) electrical cables in the road reserve of Ou Kaapse Weg, explains Herron.

“The bulk of the MV relocations required have now been completed. However, the situation will change as more MV and low-voltage (LV) cables near the intersection of Houmoed Avenue and Noordhoek Road have been exposed and found to be shallow. These will also require relocation and protection,” he says.

“Apart from the electrical services, there are also other service providers who have infrastructure located within the new road widening. These include statutory bodies who appoint their own service providers to relocate their infrastructure. The project team has no control over these organisations and the time frames within which they complete the work.”

While the contractor has not yet been asked to make up the time lost due to delays, the City of Cape Town could contractually do so, which would be costly.

The provisional completion date is November 2019.

The first and second phase will see Kommetjie Main Road between Ou Kaapse Weg change to a four-lane dual carriageway. The second phase will include the upgrade of Ou Kaapse Weg . The third phase will see Kommetjie Main Road between Capri Drive and Houmoed Avenue upgraded.

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