From today (Wednesday 1 February) a section of Clarence Drive (the R44) will be closed from 08:00 to 18:00 every day until Thursday 16 February.
The scenic coastal route will be cordoned off between the Grille Shack restaurant and Steenbras Dam Mountain Pass for emergency slope stabilisation repairs. During closures access to the pump diner will be possible only from the Rooi Els side.
Motorists are advised to use alternative routes where possible.
The urgent works were triggered by heavy rains experienced on Sunday 11 and Monday 12 December last year. The project has been championed by Civils 2000 (Pty) Ltd and is scheduled to be completed by Sunday 19 March.
“We know residents and visitors to the Western Cape enjoy using this scenic road between Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els,” a press release from the provincial Department of Transport and Public Works, issued yesterday evening (Tuesday 31 January), said. “For that reason we assessed the safety of the road and decided to allow single-lane traffic on Clarence Drive during the festive season. Now the holidays are over we are undertaking slope stabilisation repairs to restore full two-way traffic along this important road.
Road users are requested to use alternative routes in this period, and the public is requested to be patient and exercise caution when using the road.