Camps Bay Drive is open to use again

2015-12-01 06:00

After nearly seven months of major roadworks along Camps Bay Drive, the road is now open again to general traffic.

This upgrade of Camps Bay Drive was the first along this scenic route since 1985 and cost about R30m.

At the time of the closure of Camps Bay Drive in April, about 14 000 vehicles travelled along this road every day.

The City is grateful that the roadworks have been completed in time for the summer holiday season, says Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport.

The project entailed the widening of the road on the Table Mountain side between Geneva Drive and Rontree Avenue by 1.4m, the shifting of the centre line by almost a metre, effectively widening each lane by half a metre as well as the improvement of the road surface by removing 25cm of the top surface and replacing it with recycled material and asphalt. The project also included the slackening of some of the sharp corners and the rehabilitation of the road surface between Rontree Avenue and Houghton Road.

“As a MyCiTi route between the city and Camps Bay, and being a scenic tourist route, Camps Bay Drive carries a significant amount of bus traffic. The road widening and slackening of corners along this important artery now makes it easier and safer for buses to pass in opposite directions,” Herron says.

The normal routing of MyCiTi route 107 in an anticlockwise direction between Camps Bay and the Civic Centre station will start today. Commuters will be able to get off and board at the route 107 and 106 stops along Camps Bay Drive as they did before the road closure.

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