Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, is spending approximately R55,4 million on the resurfacing of major traffic arteries in Observatory, Woodstock, Paarden Eiland, Newlands, Claremont and Wynberg. Read more below:
‘All in all, the three projects amount to the value of R55,4 million for the resurfacing of nearly 9,2 km of road across the city. The projects are already under way, with the majority of roadworks taking place at night in an effort to minimise the inconvenience to road users and disruptions to traffic. The works should be completed in the latter part of the year, if all goes according to plan,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.
Transport for Cape Town (TCT) is responsible for maintaining the city’s road network comprising over 10 620 km.‘We are trying our best with the limited resources at our disposal – financially and otherwise – to ensure that people and goods can move around within the city for years to come. Preventative maintenance, such as resurfacing and the installation of stormwater infrastructure for proper drainage, ensures that our roads do not disintegrate or become riddled with potholes. In this way, we can preserve one of our most important our assets – our road infrastructure – for longer, and are we saving the City much needed money in this challenging economic climate,’ said Councillor Herron.
The details are as follows:
Resurfacing of the M3 freeway
The M3 freeway is currently being resurfaced between Newlands Avenue in Newlands and the Trovato Link in Wynberg, inclusive of the on- and off-ramps at the top of Wynberg Hill
The project value is nearly R16,6 million and covers a section of dual carriageway of approximately 2,5 km
‘Once completed, the quality of the road surface will be much improved, with a new skid-resistant surface which is said to reduce tyre noise and water spray from tyres in wet conditions. We are also installing a subsoil drain along a portion the northbound carriageway to prevent water ingress that is detrimental to the road structure,’ said Councillor Herron.
Resurfacing of Liesbeek Parkway:
Liesbeek Parkway is being resurfaced between the intersection with Settlers Way (the N2 freeway) and Lower Main Road in Observatory
The project value is R16,3 million and covers a section of approximately 2,3 km of road
‘We are removing the existing failing asphalt with a milling machine and replacing it with more flexible and durable asphalt containing rubber crumbs from recycled tyres. Minor repairs to the kerbs will be carried out and we are also installing subsoil drains to prevent ground water ingress onto the road,’ said Councilor Herron.
Resurfacing of Lower Church Street and Marine Drive:
Lower Church Street is being resurfaced between the intersection with FW de Klerk Boulevard and Albert Road in Woodstock, inclusive of the on- and off-ramps
Marine Drive is being resurfaced from the intersection with FW de Klerk Boulevard to the Salt River bridge in Paarden Eiland, including the FW de Klerk Boulevard on- and off-ramps
The resurfacing of both roads amounts to the value of R22,5 million and covers all in all about 4,5 km of road
‘We are trying our best to do the maintenance and upgrades to the roads mentioned as fast as we can, weather permitting. I want to thank road users for their patience. Once completed, we will all benefit – from the local business owners, to the residents and visitors to Cape Town,’ said Councillor Herron.