Chappies reopened for traffic

Chapman’s Peak Drive has been reopened for through traffic.

The road was closed for a month to allow for essential repairs after approximately 15m3 of rock came down on the Noordhoek end, causing significant damage to two catch fences and the road surface. “The catch fences have been replaced with fences able to withstand twice as much force, and the road was repaired. We thank motorists for their patience during the closure,” said provincial Transport and Public Works Department spokesperson Byron la Hoe. “Motorists can expect intermittent road closures on Chapman’s Peak Drive this winter whenever high-risk weather conditions make the road unsafe. Chappies is a very narrow, winding road built along the edge of very steep slopes that carry an ever-present and severe risk of rockfalls and mudslides.”