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

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.

Work on the project began in 2016 and is scheduled for completion by March 2020.

Work completed as of 28 October 2019:

  • Frigate Crescent has been reconstructed and reopened to traffic
  • The Palm Avenue/Kommetjie Main Road intersection has been reconstructed and reopened to traffi
  • The road widenings and stabilised gravel layer works on the southbound carriageway of Ou Kaapse Weg from Noordhoek Main Road to the 4-way-stop have been complete
  • 2 600 tons of bitumen has been laid on the eastbound carriageway of Kommetjie Main Road from Living Hope towards the 4–way stop; and the eastbound lane of Noordhoek Main Road from Montrose to the signalised intersection
  • Stabilised gravel layer works were also completed on Noordhoek Main Road from Houmoed Ave to Montrose Cose

START DATE: 2016

PLANNED END DATE: March 2020

PROJECT STATUS: Underway

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.