The City is asking motorists who use Crescent and Beryl roads in Ottery and Muller Road in Wetton to seek other routes while work is done on nearby stormwater pipes.
The rehabilitation of the pipelines is set to start in the coming week and should last until May 13, pending unforeseen delays and weather, says mayoral committee member for urban mobility Rob Quintas.
The work will take place, from Monday to Friday, between 7.30 and 5pm and at night, as required, from 6pm to 6am, along Muller Road between Norman Avenue and Woodlands Road, Crescent Road between Beryl Road and Enslin Street, and Beryl Road between Lovat and Crescent roads.
“This is a very important task, particularly ahead of Cape Town’s rainy season,” Mr Quintas said. “Stormwater pipelines play a crucial role in ensuring proper rainwater drainage and preventing flooding and other environmental issues. That way, we can be sure that our road users are safe while on the road.
Traffic moving in both directions would be affected, he said.
“However, the work has to be done and there is no perfect time to do it. To manage this, we have flag personnel regulating traffic in one direction at a time, via a stop/go-system.”
Motorists should comply with the signage and obey the flagmen’s directions, he said.
“We do not anticipate any congestion. However, where possible, we encourage motorists to consider using alternative routes to avoid unnecessary delays. We apologise for the inconvenience.”