Roadworks on Buitenkant Street

The resurfacing of Buitenkant Street started this week.

The City has started with the resurfacing of Buitenkant Street, between Darling Street and Mill Street, in District Six, Oranjezicht and Gardens.

The roadworks will take place on weekends from 8am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday until Wednesday December 15, weather permitting.

Construction work on the section between Darling Street and Caledon Street may require work after hours between 9pm and 5am.

The project will see 1.10km of Buitenkant Street resurfaced.

Mayoral committee member for transport, Rob Quintas, said the roads were identified and prioritised for resurfacing by the roads infrastructure management team during site visits to ensure that the allocated operational budget was spent equitably among all wards and suburbs in the district.

“This project will complement a sidewalk and traffic light upgrade contract that is currently under construction on Buitenkant Street between Darling Street and Roeland Street.

“Although we have tried to arrange for the work on weekends to miss the busy working weekdays in town, congestion is to be expected and we recommend that road users consider alternative routes where possible.”

Traffic moving in both directions will be affected, however, flag personnel will direct traffic by means of temporary detours around the work area, which will be demarcated.

Residents are advised that vehicles may be parked in driveways, if and when access is available. If vehicles are parked in the road and obstruct the work, they will be towed away.

The roadworks will entail the removing of the top asphalt layer and replacing it with a new asphalt surface.