The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate will commence with the resurfacing of Kloof Nek Road on Monday, 4 October 2021. The roadworks will take place along the portion between Burnside Road and Tafelberg Road.

The City’s Road Infrastructure Management Department will be resurfacing this portion of Kloof Nek Road along with a small part of Signal Hill Drive over the next ten weeks and is aiming to complete the project by mid-December, ahead of the busy festive season.

The work will take place during non-peak hours between 09:00 and 15:30 from Monday to Saturday. The City has arranged that the construction at the intersection of Kloof Nek Road and Tafelberg Road specifically be done at night between 21:00 and 05:00 in order to minimise the congestion in this area during the day.

The maintenance of this section of road is very important as it is a key route linking the Cape Town CBD with areas such as Camps Bay and Hout Bay and must be well maintained and safe to use.

‘These roadworks are important as this portion of Kloof Nek Road provides access to important tourist spots in our city such as Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Although we have tried to arrange for the work to be happening outside of the peak-hour periods, congestion is to be expected and we recommend that road users consider alternative routes where possible. We thank you for your cooperation and patience while we get this important work done ahead of the summer holidays. I am confident that road users will enjoy the benefits once the work is completed,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Councillor Rob Quintas.

Traffic moving in both directions will be affected, however, flag personnel will direct traffic by means of temporary detours around the work area which will be demarcated.

Residents are advised that vehicles may be parked in driveways, if and when access is available. If vehicles are parked in the road and should obstruct the work, it will be moved or towed away.

The roadworks will entail the removing of the top asphalt layer and replacing it with a brand new asphalt surface.

Roads are identified and prioritised for resurfacing by the Roads Infrastructure Management team in the district during site visits and according to the relevant district office’s planned schedule. This schedule addresses each area within the district to ensure that the allocated operational budget is spent equitably among all wards and suburbs.