The Kommetjie Road Project, which started nearly four years ago, has been completed.
The project is expected to ease road congestion in the Far South.
The Kommetjie Road Project covering a distance of approximately 3,5 km included:
– 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.
– Tthe 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.
– 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.
Streetlights have been installed along the new roads as well, making these routes much safer at night and in poor weather conditions.
Mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, said: “There are now walkways for pedestrians along Kommetjie Road and Ou Kaapse Weg as many residents from this area walk to their destinations. The new roads have shoulders wide enough to accommodate cyclists and there is signage on the surfaces to guide cyclists through the busier intersections, and to make other road users aware of cyclists.”
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