Archive for May, 2012

Disruption in water supply planned for Thursday 31 May

May 29, 2012

City warns of disruption in water supply to Kalk Bay and Clovelly on Thursday 31 May 2012

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department will be completing a link between the upgraded 300mm diameter water supply line in Main Road, Kalk Bay to the existing water reticulation network on Thursday 31 May 2012. This requires shutting off the 315mm diameter main water supply line to the area and involves three connections between the new and existing infrastructure in this vicinity.

This will result in the disruption of the water supply to the area from Colyn Road opposite Kalk Bay Station through to and including Clovelly (between Main Road and Boyes Drive) from 08:30 until 17:00. The areas impacted by this shutdown are Kalk Bay and Clovelly.

Careful consideration has been given to minimising the impact as far as possible. The effect of this shutdown will be similar to that of the connection which was completed in December last year.

This section of pipeline forms part of Phase 2 of the Main Road rehabilitation project currently in progress between Muizenberg and Clovelly. This project also forms part of the City’s pipeline replacement programme to timeously replace ageing or deteriorating infrastructure in order to ensure that drinking water of a high quality is provided to residents.

Residents are kindly requested to store sufficient water in clean, sealed containers for domestic consumption to minimise the inconvenience.

A water tanker will be placed on standby at the car park near the intersection of Clairvaux Road (Boyes Drive) and Main Road should residents require any water for domestic consumption.

Residents are also reminded that, although the City has made all efforts to shut down the water supply by closing various valves for this purpose, they should treat the water supply to/on their premises as uninterrupted (normal) and be cognisant of the fact that unattended open taps could lead to water wastage and possible damage to property once water supply is brought back on line.

The City wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused. It is imperative that we maintain our water supply infrastructure to ensure the continued supply of quality drinking water to our residents.

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Outcome of voting on Gatesville Rd traffic calming measures

May 24, 2012

Gatesville and Quarterdeck Road residents were asked to vote on the proposed way forward regarding increased traffic volumes along Anderson/Gatesville/Upper Quarterdeck and Quarterdeck Roads. The following options were put forward by the project team.

Option 1: Install a stop-go system at a cost of R300 000 which will take 4 weeks to install and will also require trenching in order to lay the cabling.

Option 2: Install a fixed camera at a cost of approximately R60 000 which would be able to record traffic data such a speed and volume but would not be able to issue fines on Quarterdeck road.

Option 3: Install a fixed camera at a cost of approximately R60 000 which would be able to record traffic data such a speed and volume but would not be able to issue fines on Gatesville road.

Option 4: Leave the situation as is due to the fact that the road will be opened again in approximately 8 weeks’ time.

Residents submitted their votes and the results are as follows:

· 29 Votes received in total

· 1 x vote for Option 1

· 1 x vote for Option 3

· 27 Votes for Option 4

As such, it has been agreed that the current traffic calming measures are sufficient and will remain in place. Main Road will be open to two-way traffic up to Clairvaux Road in approximately 8 weeks’ time.

Rouxville Rd to be closed off from Main Rd for 2 weeks

May 4, 2012

The intersection of Main Road and Rouxville Road will be closed to traffic for approximately 2 weeks from Monday 7th May 2012, to allow the contractors to construct the main stormwater manhole.

Local Residents will be able to access Main Road via Rosmead Road.

All other northbound traffic is to please use Quarterdeck Road.