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'JOYOUS' OCCASION AT OFFICIAL OPENING OF SPEED BUMPS IN WESTCLIFF DRIVE

Two traffic-calming ‘speed tables’, or speed humps, have been placed in Westcliff Drive to deter motorists from racing down the street.

These traffic-calming measures were built at the Westcliff Drive and Arundel Street crossing and at the pedestrian crossing at Westcliff Drive and Orothamnus Avenue.

“It’s the first time I have officially opened a speed bump”, Executive Mayor Dudley Coetzee said tongue in the cheek. He thanked the ward committee members for their valuable input in making the Overstrand roads better and safer. “It pleases me to know that our ward committee system is working.”

Ward 4 Councillor, Anton Coetsee, was justifiably pleased with the Westcliff residents’ achievements and thanked Jan Cilliers for his relentless efforts in driving this project over many many years. “The speed at which people drive down this road creates a dangerous situation and Jan refused to take no for an answer, thank you.”

 

With the Easter weekend (Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April) around the corner, roads in the Overstrand are expected to get busy.

As usual, high traffic volumes are being expected onwards from Thursday, 18 April and road users can expect visible law enforcement, traffic check points and roadblocks, enforcement of public transport compliance and random alcohol and drug test to be performed.

Routes that are going to be focused on are the N2, R43, R44, R316 and R319.

Overstrand Traffic Chief Rudi Fraser urged road users to ensure that vehicles are roadworthy, observe road traffic rules and adhere to the speed limit, exercise patience on the road, not drive under the influence of alcohol or text and drive.

“Seat belt safety is super important.

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Work on the upgrading of the sewerage system in Hermanus, near the Old Harbour, has begun. This project will temporarily impact tenants of Village Square, and also some businesses along Marine Drive and Main Road, as well as those on Market Square.

Whilst construction is underway, sections of Marine Drive, Market Square Street and Main Road as well as the parking lots in the affected areas will be closed temporarily to traffic.

Pedestrian traffic will be accommodated throughout the construction period.

The project entails the construction of a new rising main sewer pipeline from the newly constructed Bientang Sewer Pump Station, across Marine Drive, then along Market Square Street, to connect to the existing sewer system in Main Road.

 

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Unemployed residents from Hawston and Fisherhaven, who are actively looking for work, will have the opportunity to REGISTER and ATTEND a Community Work Programme (CWP) induction on Friday, 12 April 2019.

CWP is an initiative by government which offers opportunities to unemployed youth of working age who are actively looking for work.

The programme provides participants with extra money to support them in their search for full-time or part-time employment, while doing community work.

Participants in the programme work typically 2 days a week and receive R81/day.

The rationale for availing 8 days of work a month in the CWP was in order to allow participants to engage in other

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