Road project nearing completion

2019-12-17 06:00
On Wednesday 11 December, a sinkhole formed on Kommetjie Road and was promptly dealt with by City staff.PHOTO: Valley Community group

On Wednesday 11 December, a sinkhole formed on Kommetjie Road and was promptly dealt with by City staff.PHOTO: Valley Community group

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The flagship intervention to relieve traffic congestion in the far south has resulted in an ongoing traffic nightmare in the Sun Valley and Sunnydale areas. But the City has assured residents that roadworks are to be completed soon.

Unfortunately for holidaymakers, construction was halted on Thursday 12 December and will commence after the end of the builders’ holiday on Wednesday 8 January.

“I want to thank local residents for their patience over the past three years. We are nearing the completion of this project and the progress along Kommetjie Road and Ou Kaapse Weg is visible for all to see. Hopefully, this also gives the locals some satisfaction for enduring the inconvenience that goes with roadworks in general,” said the City’s Mayco member for transport Felicity Purchase.

The project forms part of the City’s congestion management programme and was allocated a budget of R194 million. To date, about R170 million has been spent.

The project entails roadworks stretching over a distance of approximately 3.5km. It includes:

. The upgrade of Kommetjie Road (M65) to a four-lane, dual-carriageway between Capri Drive and Corsair Way, and the rehabilitation of the existing roadway,

. the upgrade of Ou Kaapse Weg (M6) to a four-lane, dual-carriageway between Noordhoek Main Road and Kommetjie Road, and the rehabilitation of the existing roadway,

. the upgrade of the intersection at Ou Kaapse Weg and Silvermine Road to improve the sight distance for road users, and

. the upgrade of the four signalised intersections with additional turning lanes to improve the capacity and flow of traffic at Kommetjie Road and Capri Drive; Kommetjie Road and Ou Kaapse Weg; Ou Kaapse Weg and Buller Louw Boulevard; and at Ou Kaapse Weg and Noordhoek Main Road.

Purchase says motorists will be allowed to use some of the new lanes during the festive season, in particular, the section along Ou Kaapse Weg between Noordhoek Main and Kommetjie Roads; as well as along Kommetjie Road in the direction of Capri Drive.

She adds: “Part of the project is to create walkways for pedestrians along Kommetjie Road and Ou Kaapse Weg.

“Once completed, the new roads will also have shoulders that are wide enough for cyclists.”

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