Work on the upgrading of the sewerage system in Hermanus, near the Old Harbour, has begun. This project will temporarily impact on tenants of Village Square, some businesses along Marine Drive and Main Road, as well as those on Market Square.
Whilst construction is underway, sections of Marine Drive, Market Street and Main Road, as well as the parking lots in the affected areas will be temporarily closed to traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be accommodated throughout the construction period, said the municipality in a statement.
The project entails the construction of a new rising main sewer pipeline from the newly constructed Bientang’s Sewer Pump Station, across Marine Drive, then along Market Street, to connect to the existing sewer system in Main Road.
The construction in Marine Drive started earlier in the week and will be completed by 30 April 2019, if all goes according to plan. Construction work will be halted for the Easter long weekend (19 April – 22 April) as well as during the Hi-Tec Walker Bay Xtreme (26 April – 28 April), and the construction areas will be temporarily rehabilitated for use.
The construction in Market Street will start on 2 May 2019 and be completed by 31 May 2019 if all goes according to plan.
- The contractors’ working hours will be: in summer from 7:00 to 17:00 and in winter from 7:30 to 17:30.
- The contractors’ site camp will be on the parking space on the corner of Main Road and Market Street for the duration of the construction period.
- If all goes according to plan the construction will be completed by 31 May 2019, but worst case, the completion date will be end June 2019.