The City of Cape Town is undertaking a major rehabilitation project at the Strand and Adderley Street intersection this winter. Lane closures will be in effect from 9 April 2015 until late August 2015 and road users should expect traffic delays to and from the Cape Town central business district (CBD) along Strand and Adderley Streets.

The road surface and base above the Strand and Adderley Street concourse is at least 30 years old and has to be rehabilitated. The existing asphalt surfacing at this intersection is cracked, old and brittle. Due to the cracked road surface, water is leaking through the road onto the concourse deck (which has no waterproofing) and into the pedestrian and retail space below.

‘We are spending approximately R24 million to remove the existing asphalt in the intersection above the concourse, to apply waterproofing and to replace the road surface with a new layer of asphalt. Once completed, the quality of the road surface will be significantly improved and the owners from the shops below will not need to be concerned about further leakages. In addition, future maintenance of this intersection will be delayed for at least another 12 years,’ says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.

Lane closures will be in effect at the intersection at Adderley and Strand Streets until the end of August 2015, if everything goes according to plan and there are no delays to the project. The work will be done in phases and one or two lanes will be closed at a time in the sections under construction. ‘We will try everything possible to limit the inconvenience to road users, but commuters must please try to avoid this area and find alternative routes into and from the CBD.

Those road users who cannot avoid this intersection must expect significant traffic congestion and delays,’ says Councillor Herron. Parking and entrance to parking garages will not be affected by the construction.

Pedestrians should please make use of the concourse or pedestrian crossings further along Adderley and Strand Streets as there are no pedestrian crossings at this intersection.

Residents should please contact the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 for more information about the lane closures.