Main Road Newsletter #21 October 2011

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

PHASE 1: PROJECT PROGRESS

1.1 One-way southbound traffic system

The one-way system is still operating satisfactorily but delays are occurring, and occasionally long queues are forming between St. James and Kalk Bay, because of construction vehicle activity within the works. The project team is continuously monitoring the one-way system from St. James Road to Clairvaux Road using CCTV cameras. In addition, the Contractor has on loan, a vehicle speed recording trailer with a digital display, as a further safety measure.

PHASE 2: PROJECT PROGRESS

2.1 Section A: Southbound – Leighton Road to Holy Trinity Church
This section was opened to traffic on 15th August 2011. The footways are not fully complete due to the incomplete MV cable crossings at St. James Terrace and the Dalebrook Community Centre. In addition, the footway in front of the Contractor’s offices is encroaching into the footway space and will only be completed at the end of the contract when the camp area is cleared.

2.2 Section C: Southbound – Holy Trinity Church to Kalk Bay Station

• The Contractor has recovered some lost time on the installation of the 700mm diameter water main but has subsequently lost the recovered time due to setbacks with the pressure testing caused by problems with two mechanical couplings. Testing is now complete and the remainder of the southbound carriageway in Section C can proceed.

• The underground services in the pedestrian precinct in front of the Kalk Bay station building are almost complete.
The two loading bays will be completed today and the paving of the pedestrian area is due to finalised by end October 2011.

• The road construction has started from the south side of Section C. BTB has been placed in front of Kalk Bay station, which will provide access to the loading/parking embayments opposite the adjacent shops and the restaurants. The completed carriageway was prematurely opened to traffic on 4th October 2011.

2.3 Peripheral Projects:

2.3.1 Parking Area No. 3

• Work has been suspended on the parking area at the Haven night-shelter as the Contractor is using the space for 15th December 2011.

2.3.2 Upgrade of the Ou Kaapse Weg and Steenberg Road intersection to provide an additional right turn lane:
• This is now complete with the exception of the some missing reflective road studs. This improvement has had a huge impact on the efficiency of the intersection during the morning peak.

2.3.3 An additional lane at the Royal Road / Axminster Road intersection in Muizenberg:
• This is now complete and performing very well, with a significant improvement to the late afternoon peak.

Download the full documents by clicking on the links :

Main Rd Newsletter 21

Issues raised by Interested and Affected Parties

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