New stop/go system for next phase of Kalk Bay Main Road upgrade

A new stop/go traffic control system has been implemented in conjunction with the start of the next phase of the Kalk Bay Main Road infrastructure upgrade.

Main Road between Clairvaux and Rouxville Roads was opened to two-way traffic on Monday, 3 September. The section between Clairvaux Road and the Bible Institute is operating as a signalised stop/go system, utilising three new sets of temporary traffic signals.

The temporary traffic signals were installed together with a dedicated signal controller. The Metrorail crossing will be managed manually, by trained personnel. The boom control and flashing red lights at the level crossing will remain in place.

Each cycle of the signal timing will operate on an approximate two to five minute cycle, but will be adjusted as circumstances warrant. The three cycles are set up as follows:

  • Clairvaux Road: Left or right turning traffic into Main Road
  • Main Road southbound: Right turning into Clairvaux Road or straight on to Clovelly
  • Main Road northbound: Left turning into Clairvaux Road or straight on to Muizenberg

In addition three variable messaging signs will be erected to indicate the availability of public parking at the harbour. This is in an attempt to prevent queues developing at the harbour entrance that may impact on the Main Road through-traffic. The messaging signs will be placed as follows:

  • At the harbour entrance
  • On Clairvaux Road
  • On Main Road before the Kalk Bay Station parking area

The City apologises for the inconvenience and thanks residents for their patience while the road works are underway.

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