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Rehabilitation of Main Road between Atlantic Road, Muizenberg and Clovelly Road, Clovelly

Phase 3 (Atlantic Road to Casa Labia and Kalk Bay Harbour to Clovelly Road)

The rehabilitation of the Main Road from Muizenberg to Clovelly commenced when the City of Cape Town appointed Knight Piésold to undertake an initial assessment of the condition of the road in September 2006. The assessment determined that in addition to resurfacing and repairing this scenic 4.5 km stretch of coastal road, the underground services, including water mains, storm water, and both gravity and pressure sewage pipes, were severely degraded and needed to be replaced. The project was undertaken in three phases, of which the Atlantic Road to Casa Labia, Muizenberg (0.6 km) and Kalk Bay Harbour to Clovelly Road, Clovelly (1.2 km) is Phase 3.

Knight Piésold’s Role

All the services linking the south peninsula and the resident plots along the route had to remain fully functional during construction. Main Road being the only route along the coast to the south peninsula had to accommodate 25,000 vehicles per day. Knight Piésold utilized very innovative techniques as all components had to be constructed in an extremely confined space.

A new concrete retaining wall was designed and constructed between Wooley’s Pool and the Clovelly Station, which varied in height from 4.5 m to 8 m over a length of 570 m. The derelict Clovelly Station was demolished.  

Due to the scenic nature of the area, Main Road had to maintain an unobscured view of the marine panorama. The historical route passes through a number of historical villages, which attracts tourists from around the world.

Awards
  • 2018, Consulting Engineers South Africa, Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, Commendation, Projects with a Value between R50 Million to R250 Million Category, Rehabilitation of Main Road between Atlantic Road, Muizenberg and Clovelly Road, Clovelly - Phase 3
  • 2018, Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa, Excellence Awards, 3rd Place, Structures & Civils Category, Rehabilitation of Main Road between Atlantic Road, Muizenberg and Clovelly Road Project
  • 2018, Construction World Awards, Winner, Rehabilitation of Main Road between Atlantic Road, Muizenberg and Clovelly Road Project
  • 2015 Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, Commendation in “Projects with a value between R50 million to R250 million” Category, Rehabilitation of Main Road between Atlantic Road, Muizenberg and Clovelly Road, Clovelly Phase 2: Leighton Road, St. James to Kalk Bay Harbour Entrance