The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate is scheduled to commence with roadworks in Heideveld and Athlone as from today, 10 May 2021.

Works will take place along Duinefontein Road northbound and southbound, between the N2 and Klipfontein Road in Heideveld and along Turfhall Road, between Dawid Road and Hanover Park Avenue. Another set of roadworks will take place between Belgravia Road and Jan Smuts Drive in Newfields in Athlone.

The work in these areas will be implemented between Monday and Friday. The provisional completion date is 15 June 2021, pending unforeseen delays and inclement weather.

The Duinefontein works entail the resurfacing of the Northbound and the Southbound carriageway of Duinefontein Road in Athlone, between the N2 boundary and Klipfontein Road.

The first mill and replace section includes the Southbound carriageway, which starts at the N2 boundary through to the intersection at Klipfontein Road. The length of this section is approximately 1,2 km.

The Northbound carriageway is a dual divided section that starts at Klipfontein Road and ends at the N2 boundary. The second mill and replace section includes the Northbound carriageway starting at the Klipfontein Road intersection to the N2 boundary. The length of this section is approximately 1,2 km.

‘The roadworks are implemented in keeping with our commitment to continually maintain Cape Town’s road network. The more often we do maintenance, the better the chances of prolonging the longevity of this important asset. We understand that roadworks come with some level of inconvenience and we try our best to minimise this. No road closures are anticipated with any of these works, however, we appeal to residents and motorists to please exercise extra caution when moving around the construction sites.

‘Where necessary, flag personnel will regulate traffic flow either by temporary lane diversions or temporary lane closures around the works. We will also have signage in place and urge residents to play their part by complying with the signage that is displayed during the construction period and ensure that their vehicles are not parked in an obstructive manner. This will ensure that the projects run without disruptions and that delays are minimal,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.

Furthermore, the City anticipates that traffic flow will be impeded in areas where construction is taking place and they may be congested, thus, we recommend that road users consider using alternative roads to avoid unnecessary delays.