Chapman’s Peak re-opened to traffic

Chapmans Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive was re-opened on Monday.

Provincial Department of Transport and Public Works spokesperson Byron la Hoe said the road had been closed for weeks to allow for essential repairs after approximately
15 m3 of rock came down on the Noordhoek end, causing significant damage to two catch fences and the road surface.

“The catch fences have been replaced with fences able to withstand twice as much force, and the road was repaired. We thank motorists for their patience during the closure,” he said.

“Motorists can expect intermittent road closures on Chapman’s Peak Drive this winter whenever high-risk weather conditions make the road unsafe.

“Chappies is a very narrow, winding road built along the edge of very steep slopes that carry an ever-present and severe risk of rockfalls and mudslides.”

Regular updates are available via the Variable Message Sign (VMS) system, Twitter @ChapmansPeakSA, Facebook, www.chapmanspeakdrive.co.za or by calling 021 791 8222.