Archive for May, 2011

Mail Road reconstruction to commence in Kalk Bay central business district

May 23, 2011

The Contractor will commence with work to the parking areas serving the Brass Bell , Kalk Bay Station and Cape to Cuba on Wednesday, 25th May 2011. As such, these parking areas will be unavailable to public use from 25th May 2011 for a duration of 4 to 5 weeks.

Alternative parking is available during this time at the parking area opposite the Holy Trinity Church as well as the informal parking area opposite Olympia Café.


Kalk Bay, St James Main Road Rehabilitation, Newsletter 18

May 19, 2011

Here’s the latest newsletter with all the information of on the progress of Phases 1 & 2.

Download the document by clicking on the link below:

Kalk Bay, St James, Main Road Rehabilition Newsletter 18

Roadworks to commence in Kalk Bay CBD

May 12, 2011

In terms of the approved construction programme for Phase 2, work on Section C, southbound, will commence on Thursday 12 May 2011.

The area affected is shown on the aerial photograph below.

The street parking in this section between the Nursery and Kalk Bay station will be removed and the parking area opposite Holy Trinity Church will be available to the public.

Access to the new parking area is situated opposite Holy Trinity Church and the entrance will be adequately marked.

2011 AGM concluded successfully

May 12, 2011

Over 75 residents in attended the AGM on Tuesday the 18th, despite the typical Cape Town drizzle.

Thanks to our guest speakers on the topic of the Main Road : Barrie Gasson from the Historical Society, Paul Booth from the City of Cape Town & Andy Rush from Kayad Knight Piesold Consulting Engineers.

Thank as well to everyone who was there & to those who helped with the arrangements.

Unfortunately it was a sad occasion since we had to say goodbye to Councillor Qually who’s been a great friend of our Association & of invaluable help to our community over several years. Thank you Councillor Qually, we will miss you.

Special thanks also to Kenneth from the Olympia Cafe for the provision of snacks.

Herewith the chairman’s report for those who are interested in what the Ratepayers committee was up to for the last year.

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Notification of works on Boyes Drive (between Lock Road and Old Boyes Drive)

May 8, 2011

In preparation for remedial work which will have to be undertaken on the surface of Boyes Drive between Loch Road and Old Boyes Drive, a series of 8 exploratory trial holes will be dug.

It is planned that the digging of the trial holes will commence on Monday the 9th May 2011, weather permitting. Should the weather not be conducive, the work will be postponed to Tuesday, 10th May 2011.

The work will be carried out between 09h00 and 15h00 using a “stop go” system to accommodate the traffic.


May 8, 2011

Kalk Bay / St James Residents and Ratepayers Association


Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 20h00 (8 pm)

Kalk Bay Community Centre, Main Rd

(Opposite Dalebrook Pool)

All ratepayers and residents most welcome



Welcome and apologies


Featured Topic: Main Rd – Past, present and future

Past : Local historian Barrie Gasson will give an illustrated talk on the original building of the road

Present & Future : Paul Booth from the City of Cape Town and Andy Rush from Kayad Knight Piesold will talk on the progress thus far & the plans for Phase 2 through the central business district of Kalk Bay.


Adoption of the minutes of the 2010 AGM

Treasurer’s report

Chairman’s report

Election of new committee


Refreshments will be served

Main Road milling operation to continue until Mon 9 May

May 6, 2011

The contractor has just informed us that due to mechanical failure experienced during the asphalt milling operation currently underway between Sandhurst and Leighton Roads, vehicular access to side roads and adjoining properties will be affected between 7h30 and 17h30 today (Friday 6th May 2011) and on Monday 9th May 2011.

Residents should ensure to park their vehicles clear of the roadworks before 7h30 on Monday 9th May 2011 in order to guarantee vehicular access.

Main Road Upgrading – Notice Re Traffic Changeover and disrupted access between Sandhurst and Leighton Roads

May 3, 2011

Please note the following:

1.         On Thursday 5th May 2011, traffic will be transferred from the mountainside to the sea side along the section of Main Road between Sandhurst Road and Leighton Road, to allow reconstruction to take place on the mountainside of the road.  The mountainside of the road will be under construction for the duration of approximately 3 months.

2.                 Traffic will remain on the mountain side between Leighton Road and Clairvaux Road.  Road users are urged to drive cautiously and obey road signs and the 40km/h speed limit.

3.                  Please note that for the duration of this operation vehicular access to residences along Main Road, including the side roads, between Sandhurst and Leighton Roads will not be possible between 7h30 and 17h30 from Monday to Friday.

4.         Affected residents wishing to use their vehicles during these hours are requested to please ensure that their vehicles are parked clear of the road works before 7h30 to avoid being without vehicular access.

5.         The Contractor will endeavour to make vehicular access available to the affected properties after 17H30 daily.