The City’s Transport Directorate will resume the resurfacing of the M3 outbound between the N2 highway and Newlands Avenue on Monday January 13 and road users are advised to consider making use of alternative routes.
Apart from the resurfacing, isolated defects on the northbound lanes will also be repaired. Although the road will be open to traffic, the City wants to caution that traffic flow will be impeded and that motorists should expect longer travelling times up until the end of January when the maintenance project should be completed.
Work will be undertaken along the M3 between the N2 highway and Newlands Avenue (M63) from Monday January 13 to Friday January 31, if all goes as planned. Work will be done weekdays and on Saturdays, from 8pm to 5am on the lanes; and from 9am until 3.30pm on the shoulders of the road.
Traffic will be affected in both directions, however, flag personnel will regulate traffic by means of temporary lanes or shoulder closures around the works.
“We anticipate that the residents and road users in the Mowbray, Rosebank, Rondebosch and Newlands areas will be affected the most. Best for those travelling along this section of the M3 is to find alternative routes while the work is ongoing.
“We regret the inconvenience, but the City is obliged to undertake regular maintenance of our road network. The M3 is one of Cape Town’s most important access routes and we must ensure that the road remains in a good condition,” said Felicity Purchase, the City’s mayoral committee member for transport.
Appropriate signage will be in place and road users are asked to adhere to these, as well as to flag personnel’s instructions.
“Roadworks always come with a level of inconvenience. I appeal to residents and road users to exercise caution and to please bear with us during the construction period. We are working on improving their access and driving experience,” said Ms Purchase.