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Kloof Road to remain closed while repair works are under way <p>​</p><p>The level nine storm event over the long weekend of 24 September 2023 caused major landslides across Cape Town. The volume of rain over this weekend in an already saturated environment caused uncontrolled surface water runoff, which resulted in the instability of the embankment. This instability caused what we call slip failure of the slope along Kloof Road, meaning, the road surface and underlying layers are currently unstable and is therefore not safe for public access. </p><p> </p><p>'A civil engineering geotechnical specialist will conduct an investigation and design the repairs, and once concluded, the City will determine how to proceed in reinstating the embankment and rebuilding the portion of Kloof Road that has been washed away. At this stage, it is very difficult to confirm specific timelines due to the magnitude and complexity of the damage. However, the estimated timeline for the necessary work could be 12 to 18 months before the road can be opened completely. We ask that residents and visitors remain patient as we undertake these major repair works. We will be sure to update the public as we progress with the project. We fully understand the importance of this access route, and will try our utmost to expedite the work as far as possible,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.</p><p> </p><p>It is in the interest of the public's safety that Kloof Road remains closed until the road has been repaired completely. As such, it is impossible to implement a stop-go-system, or even to open only one lane along this section.</p><p> </p><p>The City thanks residents for their understanding.</p><p><strong>           </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p> </p><p><br></p>2023-10-12T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#1fe0736b-bcf8-43e0-ac76-5418bf622948;L0|#01fe0736b-bcf8-43e0-ac76-5418bf622948|road closures;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#fa6bda44-280b-418d-972d-29d9d95eeab7;L0|#0fa6bda44-280b-418d-972d-29d9d95eeab7|Roadworthiness10

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