Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Chapman’s Peak drive closed indefinitely

By Tina George
22 August 2007

Chapman’s Peak drive has been closed irregularly since July 2007 but has now come to an indefinite close due to repeated rainfall and unstable conditions of the mountain slopes.

“The increased risk caused by these conditions resulted in the closing of the road and required remedial measures to stabilise the slopes,” says General Manager of Entilini Operations, Wendy Jutzen.

Engineers have already started to action the remedial measures which include barring down loose stones in the slip zones by means of drape mesh and rock bolts.

Jutzen adds that there is a well-defined set of minimum safety requirements that must be adhered to before re-opening the road.

“Our first priority is to make the world-famous coastal road safe and accessible for road users,” says Jutzen

The Company apologises for the inconvenience of the road closure.

“We are doing everything possible to remedy this situation in the shortest possible time,” says Jutzen.


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