A three-phase road network improvement project is underway in Kommetjie area and Ou Kaapse Weg to alleviate congestion and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

START DATE: 2013

PLANNED END DATE: June 2019

PROJECT STATUS: In progress

INVESTMENT: R194 million

Work

• Upgrade of Kommetjie Road (M65) to a four-lane dual-carriageway between Capri Drive and Corsair Way, and the rehabilitation of the existing roadway.

• Upgrade of Ou Kaapse Weg (M6) to a four-lane dual-carriageway between Noordhoek Main Road and Kommetjie Road, and the rehabilitation of the existing roadway.

• Upgrading the intersection at Ou Kaapse Weg and Silvermine Road to improve the sight distance and safety for road users.

• Upgrading the four signalised intersections with additional turning lanes to improve the capacity and flow of traffic at Kommetjie Road and Capri Drive; Kommetjie Road and Ou Kaapse Weg; Ou Kaapse Weg and Buller Louw Boulevard; and at Ou Kaapse Weg and Noordhoek Main Road.

The project has employed 45 local residents as temporary workers on this project at a cost of R5,1 million. Local subcontractors have also benefitted with over R2,1 million spent on the procurement of goods and services from local businesses.