Upgrade on the road

Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, will start with the second phase of the Vissershok Road Project in Durbanville next week. This phase entails the temporary closure of High Street.

The entire R33 million Vissershok Road Project is funded by developers of Clara Anna Fontein.

“The Clara Anna Fontein developers, in consultation with TCT, commenced with this project to meet the anticipated increase in traffic to be generated by the new development in Durbanville,” said Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport.

The first phase, entailing the upgrade of Vissershok Road between the intersection with Grysbok Road and 200m past Mosselbank River Avenue, started in June. “We will now move on to the second phase of the project, which entails measures to improve traffic flow along Racecourse Road, including the construction of a traffic circle and turning lane as well as the installation of a traffic signal,” said Mr Herron.

In a statement last week, the City said High Street would be temporarily closed to traffic between the intersections with Vrede and Kerk/Church streets as from Monday September 26 until mid-December. This is to allow for the construction of a traffic circle along Racecource Road (M13) at the intersection with Kerk/Church and High streets.

Road users are advised to use alternative routes, such as Squier and Basson roads, to access Racecourse Road; or Vrede and Gladstone streets for access to Kerk/Church Street.

The second phase of the project includes:

* Construction of a traffic circle where Racecourse Road (M13) joins Kerkstraat and High Street.

* Installation of a traffic signal at the crossing of Racecourse Road and Tindale Way.

* Construction of a turning lane from Racecourse Road into Tindale Way with the additional lane running all the way to Durbanville Avenue (R302).

“The traffic circle, traffic signal and additional turning lane will improve the flow of traffic along Racecourse Road and ultimately assist in alleviating congestion in the area,” said Mr Herron.