The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate will be doing emergency maintenance on a stormwater grid in Somerset Street in Somerset West starting today, 16 March 2021. The work will continue for the next two weeks, if all goes according to plan. Traffic in the area will be accommodated via detours with the necessary signage in place.

The maintenance and reinstatement work to be undertaken will be carried out in one lane at a time on Somerset Street between Orange Street and Marais Street.

An existing stormwater grid, adjacent to the stormwater pond in Somerset Street, requires some rectification. The grid will be worked on in one of the lanes and this will take up half of the road.

This half will then remain closed for approximately seven days for the concrete to cure properly. Only then will traffic be switched over and the other lane completed in the same manner.

‘The maintenance work was necessary as the damaged grid caused concerns for nearby residents due to the noise, which occurs from vehicles driving over the grid. We thank the residents for bringing the issue to our attention and for their patience while we complete the necessary roadworks this month,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.