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Transport for Cape Town is spending approximately R55.4 million on the resurfacing of major traffic arteries

Transport for Cape Town (TCT), 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.

“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,” says Councillor Brett Herron, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town.

“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,”

Maintaining the road network

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,” Herron notes.

“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,” he adds.

Projects underway

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

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

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