Kloof Nek Road being resurfaced

A longboard sets off a traffic camera on Kloof Nek Road after breaking the speed limit.

The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate began resurfacing Kloof Nek Road on Monday, October 4.

The resurfacing will take place between Burnside Road and Tafelberg Road.

Over the next 10 weeks, the City’s Road Infrastructure Management Department will resurface this section of Kloof Nek Road as well as a small portion of Signal Hill Drive, with the goal of completing the project by mid-December, ahead of the busy holiday season.

The work will be done during non-peak hours, Monday through Saturday, between 9am and 3.30pm.

The City has specifically requested that construction at the intersection of Kloof Nek Road and Tafelberg Road take place at night between 9pm and 5am in order to reduce congestion in this area during the day.

This section of road is critical because it connects the Cape Town CBD to areas such as Camps Bay and Hout Bay and must be well maintained and safe to use. The top asphalt layer will be removed and replaced with a brand new asphalt surface as part of the roadworks.

“These roadworks are important as this portion of Kloof Nek Road provides access to important tourist spots in our city such as Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Although we have tried to arrange for the work to be happening outside of the peak-hour periods, congestion is to be expected and we recommend that road users consider alternative routes where possible. We thank you for your cooperation and patience while we get this important work done ahead of the summer holidays. I am confident that road users will enjoy the benefits once the work is completed,” said the City’s mayoral committee member for transport, Rob Quintas.