Delays as Green Point roads is resurfaced

Motorists should brace for traffic jams in Green Point as R15 million project to resurface three sections of road there starts on Monday March 6.

The work, set to run until Thursday August 10, will be on 600m of Portswood Road, from Beach Road to Helen Suzman Boulevard; 1km of the Helen Suzman Boulevard eastbound carriageway, between Beach Road and Granger Bay Boulevard; and 650m of Somerset Road, between Buitengracht and Ebenezer Road.

Traffic lanes will be closed from 9am to 3.30pm for the duration of the project.

The City of Cape Town said any temporary deviations, detours and lane closures would be sign-posted.

On-street parking on Somerset Road will blocked off from the public for work to be done in the parking areas.

Access to off-street parking and side streets will be maintained.

Although there will be no official road closures, there will be a detour via Granger Bay Boulevard sign-posted for work on Portswood Road.

One lane on Portswood Road will always remain open under a stop/go control to allow local access to business entrances off Portswood Road.

Two-way traffic on Somerset Road will need to be accommodated in two lanes during some working periods, with the existing four lanes being reduced to two contra-flow lanes. .

The work on Helen Suzman Boulevard will be undertaken on one lane at a time, with the other lanes remaining open to traffic.