The refurbishment works along Langeberg and St. John Roads in Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa are scheduled for completion in June this year. The City has invested over US $780,356.06 in this project.
The construction works involves the removal of the existing road layers and the in-situ recycling of the underlying granular layers. A new asphalt surfacing will be implemented after that. The contractor will also repair and raise gravel shoulders to tie into the new surface level, and put new road markings once the asphalt work is complete.
According to the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport Alderman Purchase, the upgrade of these roads forms part of the efforts to address road maintenance in Durbanville in a planned manner. “These two sections are important access routes within the road network in the area. St Johns Road is a key link to the Bellville area and N1. Regular road maintenance improve the longevity of the road network which is one of the City’s most important assets as it enables movement of people and goods, and economic activity which lead to growth,” he said.
Roadworks are currently underway along the 0.8km Langeberg Road from Lubbe Street to Goedemoed Street and 1.4km St John Road from Racecourse Road to the Vissershok Road traffic circle. The roadworks will be carried out between 09:00 and 15:30, Monday to Friday, and maybe Saturdays when required.
The roadwork swill be done on one half of the road at a time and lane closures will be implemented using a stop and go system. Traffic moving in both directions will be affected and flag personnel will manage traffic flow.