Chappies to reopens

Chapman’s Peak Drive has been closed following extreme weather over the Heritage Day weekend. Picture: Karen Watkins.

Chapman’s Peak Drive, which was closed after extreme weather over the Heritage Day weekend, reopened on Wednesday October 11.

This is according to Greg Coelen, engineering manager at Entilini Concession, the company formed for the reconstruction of Chapman’s Peak Drive and its operation under a public private partnership concession with the provincial government.

After the storm, social media videos showed the roadway running with rainwater and blocked with trees, rocks and soil.

Mr Coelen said they had been fortunate that the damage to the road and infrastructure was limited and all debris had been cleared. The damage to the environment might need some rehabilitation, he said.

He said they had not yet determined the full cost as there was still remedial work to be done.

The message on this electronic sign refers to a “slope failure”. Picture: Karen Watkins.