The City of Cape Town has started resurfacing the road along certain sections of the M3 and M5 freeways.

The works to be carried out along the two sections of freeways are expected to last for four weeks affecting traffic flow.

Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority says the work will be scheduled in such a way as to limit the impact on traffic flow as far as possible.

Work on the M5

The resurfacing work on the M5 has already started and is scheduled to be completed by Friday, 6 November 2015, weather permitting.

The affected stretches of the M5 freeway are as follows:

  • On the southbound carriageway, from the Wetton Road Bridge to the first bridge joint
  • On the northbound carriageway, from the last bridge joint to the Wetton Road Bridge
  • The Ottery on-ramp and off-ramp will also be affected

One lane of traffic will always be kept open to traffic, but it is anticipated that the closure of a lane could lead to congestion for traffic moving through the area of the roadworks.

Importantly, work on the on-ramp and off-ramp will be done on Sundays only, and will require a full closure.

Work on the M3

Road resurfacing is currently taking place along the southbound carriageway of the M3 freeway from the Kendal Road Bridge up to the unfinished bridge. This work is scheduled to be finished by Thursday, 29 October 2015.
The road resurfacing will require one lane to be closed at a time between 09:00 and 15:30 on weekdays.

Motorists should please anticipate some traffic congestion in the area due to the closure of one traffic lane to allow for the roadworks.


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