The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate is busy with road rehabilitation and refurbishment work along Langeberg Road and St. John Road in Durbanville. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase, visited the project site to see the progress made thus far.

The City has invested over R11 million in this project and aims to complete the roadworks in June 2021, if all goes as planned.

Roadworks are currently underway along the following sections:

  • Langeberg Road from Lubbe Street to Goedemoed Street (0,8 km)
  • St John Road from Racecourse Road to the Vissershok Road traffic circle (1,4 km)

The work entails the removal of existing road layers and the in-situ recycling of underlying granular layers. A new asphalt surfacing will be applied afterwards. The project team will also repair and raise gravel shoulders to tie into the new surface level, and apply new road markings once the asphalt work is complete.

‘The upgrade of these roads forms part of our efforts to address road maintenance in Durbanville in a planned manner. These two road sections are important access routes within the road network in the area, St Johns Road being a key link to the Bellville area and N1. Regular road maintenance prolong the longevity of our road network which is one of the City’s most important assets as it enables movement of people and goods, and economic activity and growth.

‘We understand that these roadworks come with a level of inconvenience, especially around peak traffic times. Congestion is expected due to the stop/go system and we therefore, recommended that road users consider alternative routes where possible. We thank all residents for their patience thus far and for their cooperation,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport Alderman Purchase.

The work is being carried out between 09:00 and 15:30, Monday to Friday, and may be occasionally required on Saturdays.

Work will be done on one half of the road at a time and lane closures (one-way traffic) will be implemented using a stop/go system. Traffic moving in both directions will be affected and flag personnel will regulate traffic flow. The City thanks road users for their patience.