Minister Robin Carlisle Provides Update on Chapman's Peak Road Closure
Robin Carlisle, the Minister for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has provided an update on the latest developments on Chapman's Peak Drive, which was closed yesterday after a Level 4 rock fall.
A rock fell onto the centre line of the road at around 16:00 yesterday, leaving a large impact crater just past the half tunnel, on the Noordhoek side of the drive. The rock fall was almost certainly the result of the heavy rains on the slopes of Chapman's Peak.
A team of three is currently securing and reinstating the 50-metre-long Low Energy Barrier that was damaged by the rock, which also left a crater in the road that measures about 30 cm wide and about 20 cm deep.
This crater has already been repaired.
"Due to heavy rain earlier this afternoon some repair time was lost, but drive operator Entilini is hoping to complete the repair work in the next three hours," the minister said.
Level 4 rock falls are the most severe and, as per the standard operating procedure agreed with Entilini, the road was closed immediately.
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