Cape Town Hospital Bend Road Closure Information
Taken from capetown.gov.za
UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES ON HOSPITAL BEND
Construction work on the road improvements at Hospital Bend is progressing very well, and the contractor, Haw & Inglis, has managed to maintain traffic flows.
The dismantling and erection of gantries to facilitate the construction of bridge decks across sections of Hospital Bend is to continue at night, during traffic off-peak times over the next two weeks.
From Sunday night 15 March 2009 up to and including Wednesday 18 March 2009 (or earlier if work progresses better than expected) from 23:00 each night to 05:00, Hospital Bend city-bound only will be closed to all traffic.
This closure is required to allow the removal of the temporary girder support structure which was required for the construction deck of the new Anzio Road Bridge across the city-bound lanes.
To accommodate night time traffic, the following arrangements have been made, similar to the arrangements which were in use previously:
• N2 (Settlers Way) inbound traffic will be diverted at the Main Road turn-off. From there city-bound traffic can turn right in Main Road and get back onto Hospital Bend via Anzio Road. South-bound traffic turns left in Main Road to get back onto Rhodes Drive via Woolsack Drive
• M3 (Rhodes Drive) in-bound traffic will be diverted via Woolsack Drive to Main Road. City-bound traffic will proceed via Anzio Road as described before, while traffic bound for Settlers Way can turn right at the Main Road/Settlers Way intersection.
Traffic travelling away from the city centre will not be affected.
From Sunday 22 March 2009 to Wednesday 25 March 2009, between 23:00 and 05:00 only, Eastern Boulevard in-bound will be closed to traffic from the De Waal Drive split at the top of Hospital Bend. During these times all traffic will continue towards the city along De Waal Drive.
This closure is required to allow the contractor to continue the erection of temporary support structures for the construction of the deck of the new De Waal Drive Bridge over Eastern Boulevard inbound lanes.
Traffic can proceed along De Waal Drive to the city, or alternatively get back onto Eastern Boulevard towards the city via Upper Roodebloem Road, which is accessible via an existing break in the separation between the opposing carriageways of De Waal Drive just under 1 km after the De Waal Drive – Eastern Boulevard split.
Detours will be clearly marked. Officers from Cape Town Traffic Services will be in attendance to assist the public.
To date all night time detours have been very effective with minimal disruption to the general public. We want to take this opportunity to thank the public for their patience and support during the closures to date.