R2 million revamp for far south coastal walkways

Jagger’s Walk along Fish Hoek Beach

Jagger’s Walk in Fish Hoek is part of a R2 million municipal project to renovate coastal walkways in the far south.

Repairs to Jagger’s walk are under way and should be done by Thursday, May 5, according to mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment, Eddie Andrews.

Sections of the popular walkway will be closed at stages throughout the project but will be open on all long weekends and the Easter weekend.

The section near Sunny Cove station will be closed from Tuesday March 22 to Wednesday April 13. Pedestrians would have to take a detour through a Main Road underpass, Mr Andrews said.

The section from Fish Hoek Beach to the subway at 62 Main Road will be closed from Thursday April 21 to Tuesday, May 3.

The City’s coastal management branch will repair and refurbish coastal walkways and access points along the coast between Clovelly Corner and Fisherman’s Beach in Simon’s Town from now until mid May.

“The works will improve the lifespan and the safety of these spaces while ensuring that they are also aesthetically pleasing,” Mr Andrews said.

Windmill Beach will be closed from Tuesday March 22 to Thursday April 14, from 8am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays. The walkway will be open over weekends. A track along the beach will be demarcated as an alternative route.

Long Beach car park will remain open, but areas will be cordoned off during work there.

The timber walkway on Clovelly Beach will be closed during working hours, from 8am till 5pm from Tuesday April 12 to Thursday April 14. All walkways will be open for long weekends and weekends.

The Fisherman’s Beach walkway will be closed during working hours from 8am until 5pm, Sunday, April 17 till Tuesday April 19. The footpath will be closed while a new handrail is fitted.

“Like any other construction, the works will come with a level of inconvenience. However, we are doing all we can to keep this to a minimum. Some walkways will remain open during the weekends. Thus, residents will still be able to use them. However, there will be temporary closures during the works, and signage will be in place to advise members of the public accordingly. I urge residents to please comply with the signage to avoid unnecessary disappointments,” Mr Andrews said.