Residents and road users in the Mowbray, Rosebank, Rondebosch and Newlands areas should be relieved to hear that the resurfacing of the M3 outbound between the N2 highway and Newlands Avenue is on schedule to be finished by the end of this week. “We foresee that the project will be completed by the end of January 2020 if all goes according to plan,” says Mayco member for transport, Felicity Purchase.The City cautioned drivers that the roadworks, which commenced on Monday 13 January, would affect traffic in both directions and urged them to find alternative routes while the work was ongoing. Purchase says to date no traffic congestion problems have been reported. “Work is being done at night when traffic volumes are low, therefore, traffic can be accommodated in one lane.”Apart from the resurfacing, isolated defects on the northbound lanes are also being repaired. “Works done on this section of the M3 should last for 10 to 12 years,” says Purchase. After the conclusion of the roadworks, traffic flow in the area should return to normal as no new major maintenance works are planned for the remainder of this financial year (June 2020).