The bustling Main Road in Fish Hoek will be receiving some resurfacing love as the City of Cape Town prepares to tackle maintenance work soon
The local roads depot conducted an inspection of Main Road and found that the road surface itself is in a poor condition with dips and cracks, but the “overall integrity of the road infrastructure is still good” said City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.
The resurfacing is expected to commence from 7 March 2022 until 19 April 2022, pending delays and inclement weather, and residents and businesses are kindly requested to note that the work will have an impact on traffic flow and commuting times for these six weeks.
The City’s Urban Mobility Directorate will undertake the work between 9am and 3:30pm on weekdays to minimise the impact on commuters during the peak hour periods, as Main Road in Fish Hoek is one of the busier transport routes in the Far South after all.
“We will use a milling machine to get rid of the aged top asphalt layer, then the road will be resurfaced and we will apply fresh road markings. The end result will be a smooth road surface, free of any bumps and cracks, which will improve the overall safety of the road and driving experience,” Councillor Quintas explains.
He goes on to say that the City will do the same with the parking bays on both sides of Main Road, as well as with the traffic circle at the top where the road forks to Simon’s Town and Kommetjie.
“All-in-all this section of Main Road covers a distance of about 1,3km. The work is long overdue and we are excited to get going. Overall, it will also prolong the longevity of Main Road,” Councillor Quintas adds.
As per a statement from the City of Cape Town, the work will take place as follows:
Along Main Road from Clovelly Road to the Fish Hoek traffic circle, every weekday from 9am until 3:30pm;
The project will kick off on Monday, 7 March 2022, at the Fish Hoek traffic circle at the top of Main Road (M4) where it joins the M65 towards Kommetjie;
One lane will be open to traffic travelling in a westerly direction, meaning from Clovelly Road towards the Fish Hoek traffic circle;
Traffic travelling in an easterly direction towards Clovelly Road will be diverted along the roads on the sand dunes’ side (suburban roads);
Parking bays will be available on one side of Main Road for the duration of the works.
“We will do our best to minimise the inconvenience and disruptions. However, local residents, businesses, and commuters travelling along Main Road will be impacted as roadworks always come with some degree of inconvenience. I’m asking all to please support the project, and, if possible, to avoid Main Road during working hours while this project is ongoing. Those who cannot avoid Main Road are advised that travelling times will be longer than usual and I request you to please abide by the signage,” said Councillor Quintas.
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