Main Road Upgrade: Muizenberg to Clovelly. Emergency Response Procedure for Traffic Flow Interference
Now you can help to avert the type of traffic congestion that happened on Thursday 11 November 2010 when a large container truck obstructed the upper section of Clairvaux Road, near Boyes Drive. On that ocassion it took several hours before the incident was reported to the appropriate authorities. This has highlighted the need to involve the public in reporting incidents affecting the traffic flow in the area.
The project team together with the traffic control authorities has prepared a contingency plan, which will be implemented in the event of any unplanned obstruction to traffic flow on either:
Main Road from Steenberg Road to Clovelly
Boyes Drive along its entire length incl. Old Boyes Drive and Clairvaux Road.
Ou Kaapse Weg from Noordhoek Main Road to Steenberg Road.
Members of the public who witness an incident affecting traffic flow are asked to contact the Traffic Management Centre (TMC) and or the Resident Engineer, Andrew Rush to report the incident.
The TMC is manned 24 hours/day and has instant access to all the emergency services. Their telephone number is 021 812 4583.
The Resident Engineer, Andrew Rush, can be contacted on 072 355 5535 during business hours.
TMC will mobilize the necessary traffic personnel, local radio stations and any additional emergency services as required.
The Resident Engineer will update the Electronic Messaging Boards placed at strategic points to alert road users of the incident and to indicate alternative routes. The Resident Engineer will also contact Chand Environmental.
Chand Environmental who will distribute an email notice to all registered persons on the project database notifying them of the incident and possible alternatives routes.
The Resident Engineer will then visit the scene, consult with the Traffic Control personnel and if required mobilize the available resources of Civils 2000, the Main Road rehabilitation contractor, to assist in the management and resolution of the incident.
As Boyes Drive is not suitable for extra heavy vehicles, Chand Environmental have sent notices to the Road Freight Association, the Ports Authority, waste management companies and large retailers requesting that their extra heavy vehicles use Ou Kaapse Weg thus reducing the risk of a breakdown and consequential delays to traffic on Boyes Drive.
Remember that a southbound only one-way system is in operation along Main Road from St. James to Kalk Bay. Northbound traffic (from Kalk Bay northwards i.e. to Muizenberg) is deviated via Clairvaux Road and Boyes Drive.
We appreciate your co-operation in this matter. Kind regards,
CHAND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
Tel: Kim Diedericks (021) 762 3050
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