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Camps Bay road closure

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Camps Bay road closure

Has this been posted already? If so, I missed it..

FYI - Camps Bay drive is the road that comes over the hill from the CBD down to Camps Bay.

The road at sea level that passes along the 'face' of Camps Bay is Victoria Road and will now be the only way to get to Camps Bay, or to pass through Camps Bay as travelers go south.

Closing it for such a long time will have a huge impact for residents as well as for visitors.

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Cape Town's Camps Bay Drive closed for roadworks until September 2015

The City of Cape Town will be undertaking major roadworks along Camps Bay Drive this winter, closing the roadway for general traffic from Monday 20 April 2015.

The City of Cape Town has sent out a statement warning residents and visitors to expect major traffic delays along the alternatives routes to and from Camps Bay.

Camps Bay Drive has not been refurbished for the past 30 years, and the major upgrade will aim to significantly improve the road condition and safety for road users.

The City of Cape Town said that the upgrade could not have been postponed any longer.

We urge road users to familiarise themselves with the alternative routes well in advance, approximately 14 000 vehicles travel along Camps Bay Drive every day and commuters will have to be accommodated on other roads to enter or exit Camps Bay.

It is therefore very important to expect delays and to take this into account when planning a journey.

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1. Re: Camps Bay road closure

Geneva Drive is parallel to Camps Bay Drive and just below. Comes out above where the road works will start towards Kloof Nek. There are also three other easily alternative routes. Outside commuting rush hours you shouldn't be held up at all.

When the work is finished we will have a much better and safer route to the city.

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2. Re: Camps Bay road closure

Just to emphasise, the PR didn't point out that only the bottom half of Camps Bay Drive is being upgraded (the twisty, narrow bit). The top half of the road, from Geneva Drive to Kloof Nek was done quite a few years ago and is already three lanes wide (2+1) with all the twists taken out. For those who know Camps Bay, Geneva Drive starts at the traffic lights at the end of the "restaurant strip".

Edited: 16 April 2015, 08:21
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3. Re: Camps Bay road closure

A Map is worth a thousand words. So here's a map and I'll shut up!

http://tinyurl.com/Routes-Camps-Bay

The route that's being closed is the bottom route - M62 round the bottom loop. My recommended alternative is Geneva Drive - centre route. The second alternative is the top route via Kloof Road.

On Google Maps the Camps Bay Drive route to Kloof Nek into the city takes 6mins. Of the two alternatives Geneva Drive takes 5mins and Kloof Road (narrower and more twisty) takes 7mins.

As Dave says the third alternative is to take Victoria Drive all the way into the city - keep going north from Camps Bay. For the west side of the city and the Waterfront this is actually quicker.

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4. Re: Camps Bay road closure

During rush hour, delays are up to 1 hour. Avoid at your peril.

Cape Town
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5. Re: Camps Bay road closure

Since when? Never spent more than 5 mins longer than normal at any time of day - in either direction. Already with over 20 transits I have found 6 different routes.

Edited: 16 May 2015, 21:11
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6. Re: Camps Bay road closure

And that's why there are alternatives, nicmeljones!

Would that be 'use at your peril', perhaps?

Fordingbridge...
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7. Re: Camps Bay road closure

Oops, well corrected Francois, a salient point well made. ;-)

I have friends who live in Fiskaal Close & they are reporting dreadful problems during rush hour. Obviously they aren't as clever VdC.

Edited: 20 May 2015, 13:30
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