Drivers keep sight of koppie

2017-01-24 06:01

The upgrade of the Ou Kaapse Weg and Silvermine Road intersection started yesterday.

The works at this intersection form part of the Kommetjie road project which will see an investment of R170m to relieve congestion on the main traffic routes and at key intersections in the Kommetjie area.

The excavation of small rock outcrops opposite Noordhoek Manor is the first step in improving the sight distance at this busy intersection, explains Brett Herron, Mayco member for transport and urban development.

“The koppie is nearly 3m high, making it difficult for motorists to see oncoming traffic. Once this excavation work is well under way, we will commence with the works on the western side of Ou Kaapse Weg on either side of the intersection with Silvermine Road. Here we will provide additional lanes for those turning left into and left out of Silvermine Road as well as a right-turn lane,” says Herron.

Plants and seeds around the outcrop have been harvested and transported to a local fynbos nursery for care and propagation.

Warning signs have been installed along the sections where the works are taking place and motorists are advised to keep the 40km/H speed limit.

The preparatory works for the project started in October last year. The project will take place over 30 months.

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