The Kommetjie Road Project, one of the City’s congestion management interventions, is complete after nearly four years.
The Kommetjie Road Project which cost an estimated R256 million commenced in October 2016 and was completed last month and is expected to bring congestion relief for road users in the Far South.
Roadworks under the project included:
- The upgrade of Kommetjie Road (M65) to a four-lane dual-carriageway between Capri Drive and Corsair Way, and the rehabilitation of the existing roadway
- The upgrade of Ou Kaapse Weg (M6) to a four-lane dual-carriageway between Noordhoek Main Road and Kommetjie Road, and the rehabilitation of the existing roadway
- The upgrade of the intersection at Ou Kaapse Weg and Silvermine Road to improve the sight distance for road users; and
- The upgrade of the four signalised intersections with additional turning lanes to improve the capacity and flow of traffic at Kommetjie Road and Capri Drive; Kommetjie Road and Ou Kaapse Weg; Ou Kaapse Weg and Buller Louw Boulevard; and at Ou Kaapse Weg and Noordhoek Main Road
The projected increase in capacity in terms of vehicular traffic, thanks to the upgrades, are as follows:
- At the intersection of Ou Kaapse Weg/Noordhoek Road – 25%
- At the intersection of Ou Kaapse Weg/Buller Louw Boulevard – 18%
- At the intersection of Ou Kaapse Weg/Kommetjie Main Road – 12% for all general traffic, in addition to the dedicated public transport lanes; and
- At the intersection of Kommetjie Main Road/Capri Drive – 26%
In addition, the project created safe facilities for pedestrians and cyclists- there are now walkways for pedestrians along Kommetjie Road and Ou Kaapse Weg.
The project has employed 45 local residents as temporary workers at a cost of R5,1 million. Local subcontractors also benefitted with over R2,1 million spent on the procurement of goods and services from local businesses.