Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, will be starting the upgrade of the next section of the Strand sea wall, and due to the limited space available along this section, Beach Road will be closed to traffic travelling from Gordon’s Bay towards Cape Town.
The rehabilitation of the sea wall to protect Beach Road along the Strand beachfront from windblown sand and frequent flooding during high tides and storms, started in January.
“The refurbishment of the Strand sea wall forms part of the City’s Strand Pavilion Precinct Upgrade Project.
“TCT is spending about R103 million on the first phase of about 1 000 metres from the Strand Pavilion to Da Gama Street. We have made good progress thus far and have now reached a section where we unfortunately have no choice but to close a stretch of Beach Road to road users so that we can get the work done,’ said the City’s Mayco member for transport, Brett Herron.
The lane closest to the sea will be closed to traffic from 7am on Monday July 18, to mid-December.
The lane closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, during weekdays, over weekends and on public holidays the lane will be closed to traffic between the Beach Road traffic circle and Sarel Cilliers Street – a section covering approximately 530m.
Road users traveling from Gordon’s Bay in the direction of Cape Town should please make use of the detour along Fagan Street by turning right into Main Road at the Beach Road traffic circle, and left into Fagan Street the lane towards Gordon’s Bay will be open to traffic at all times, as will the side streets – Murray, Van Riebeeck, Church, and Abegglen Streets – coming into Beach Road
New irrigation, street lights and street furniture are also being installed. Road users can contact the Transport Information Centre for more information on 0800 65 64 63 or follow @Transport4CT on Twitter.