Fish Hoek Main Road, one of the main commuter routes in the far south will be resurfaced soon.
The work on the road itself will start on Monday March 14, the day after the Cape Town Cycle Tour, at the Fish Hoek traffic circle, at the top of Main Road (M4), where it joins the M65 towards Kommetjie.
Phase one of the project, repairing the channels along Main Road to improve drainage, started earlier this week, on Monday March 7, according to mayoral committee member for urban mobility Rob Quintas.
The resurfacing of the road between Clovelly and the traffic circle where the road forks to Simon’s Town and Kommetjie is estimated to take about six weeks.
The roadworks would be done between 9am and 3.30pm on weekdays to minimise the impact on commuters during the peak-hour periods, he said.
An inspection had found that the road’s surface was in a poor state, with dips and cracks, but its overall integrity was still sound.
“We will use a milling machine to remove the aged top asphalt layer, then the road will be resurfaced and fresh road markings applied. 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,” he said.
“One lane will be open to traffic at all times, and the direction of traffic flow on Main Road will be dependent on the availability of a detour adjacent to the area where work is ongoing.”
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, residents, businesses, and commuters travelling along Main Road will be impacted. I’m asking all to please support the project, and, if possible, to avoid Main Road during working hours while this project is ongoing,” Mr Quintas said.
Meanwhile, the City has started reapplying new road markings over a distance of nearly 43km, along the M65 and M4, linking Ocean View, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, and Fish Hoek.
The work was expected to take three weeks and would be done from 8am to 5.30pm on weekdays or during off-peak times on busier sections of road, said Mr Quintas.