City to resurface Durbanville Ave

The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority will this month resurface a 2.9km dual carriageway section on Durbanville Avenue, from Kendal Road to Church Street in Durbanville to the tune of R38 million.

Construction work is expected to commence on Monday October 9 and is expected to be completed by June next year, weather permitting.

The work entails exposing the existing services, installing ducts at all intersections (to provide space for future service providers such as fibre-optic companies to cross the road without causing any damage to the new road surface), and removing cracked asphalt surface and replacing it with two new asphalt layers — one of which contains recycled, crumbed rubber from old tyres and 20% recycled asphalt.

Work will take place between 9am and 4pm daily. In general, only one lane in a direction will be closed at a time. Direct access off Durbanville Avenue may be temporarily affected on days when the contractor is working past these properties, but all access will be maintained.

Should road closures be necessary, only the roads leading into Durbanville Avenue at the specific intersection will be closed and alternative routes will be marked clearly.

Durbanville Avenue will not be closed. Allowance has also been made to work in the intersections over weekends, Sundays included, to minimise the disruption to traffic at the intersections.

Suzette Little, mayoral committee member for area north, said the project was in line with the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan which prioritises excellence in service delivery and investment in infrastructure and services in order to optimise resource efficiency.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and I urge road users to be patient and exercise caution for the duration of the project.

“Once completed, this project will not only prolong the life of the road, but we will all benefit from the new smoother road surface and improved driving conditions,” she said.