Roadworks aplenty ahead of rainy season

Mayoral committee member for urban mobility Rob Quintas inspects Darwin Road in Kraaifontein after its expansion earlier this year.

The City will be doing repairs and maintenance on roads and stormwater infrastructure in the northern suburbs over the next three months.

Municipal road crews, working from 9am to 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday, will be resurfacing roads in Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Durbanville and Bellville, north of the N1. The work will start this week and is due to be done by the end of June, according to mayoral committee member for urban mobility Rob Quintas.

Resurfacing will happen on Tyne Avenue, Klein Begin; Johnson Crescent, Scottsdene; the intersection of Burtondale Street and Arlington Way, Northpine; Nieman Close, Peerless Park West; Scepter Crescent, Protea Village; Alkin Street, Protea Heights; Stanley Road, Bracken Heights; Afrikaner Street, Durbanville; Claasens Street, Durbanville; Hoog Street, Aurora; Nemesia Street, Doordekraal; and Bietou Street, Doordekraal.

Work on stormwater infrastructure will take place on Keurboom Street to Bokmakierie Road, Sonstraal; Wagner Way, Sonstraal Heights; Upper Kenridge Avenue, Kenridge; Coetzer Street, Vierlanden; WD Hambly Road, Langeberg Ridge; Shelley Street, Windsor Park Estate; Scepter Crescent, Protea Village; Dorrey Street, Protea Heights; Bonita Crescent, Scottsdene; Stormsrivier Street, Graanendal; Antelope Close, Uitzicht; Joubert Street, Kaapsig; and Diemersdal, Kenridge.

‘Without efficient stormwater infrastructure, our road rehabilitation efforts would be meaningless because the purpose of this infrastructure is to lead run-off from rainfall away from our roads. Thus, as part of these works, we will also be looking into the stormwater systems. This is very important, especially as we are approaching our rainy season,“ said Mr Quintas.

The work includes the construction of catch pits, manholes and headwalls and the reinstatement of kerbs and channels as well as interlocking pavers, asphalt and grass.

Mr Quintas advised residents to seek alternative routes, where possible, to avoid delays and to comply with signage at the construction sites.