The Kommetjie Road Project is one of the City of Cape Town’s flagship interventions to relieve congestion in the Far South.

The three-phase road network improvement project was completed in the Kommetjie area and Ou Kaapse Weg to alleviate congestion and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

Work on the project began in 2016 and was completed in June 2020. 

START DATE: 2016

END DATE: June 2020

PROJECT STATUS: Complete

INVESTMENT: R194 million

Scope of 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.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

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.

As of 13 December 2019, 15 300 tons of asphalt has been placed.