All Capetonians arrange their lives around traffic, be it the thousands of commuters who rely on public transport to get to work, the motorists who travel in private vehicles to their destinations or the businesses who need our road network to move their goods and services to grow our economy.
The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate commenced with a road maintenance project on Jakes Gerwel Drive in Philippi earlier this month. Road users are advised that the construction will take place over a period of four months until the end of September 2019.
The City of Cape Town, in partnership with Milnerton Estates and Garden Cities developers, is investing approximately R140 million in converting Sandown Road and Malibongwe Drive up to the Potsdam interchange into a dual carriageway.
The Rail Enforcement Unit (REU) arrested nine suspects and inspected 147 hot spot areas and scrapyards the past week. Furthermore, the Metrorail Protection Services made nine arrests and ensured that 25 suspects remain in custody.
Roads in certain areas across Cape Town are prone to flooding during the rainy season. Flooding often occurs due to blocked stormwater drains, mostly as a result of illegal dumping into the City’s stormwater system. The City urges communities to please refrain from dumping objects in stormwater drains, and to report anyone who is doing so. Residents can also do their part by clearing their driveways, pavements and gutters.
Officials are engaging with taxi drivers who staged a second illegal blockade outside Gallows Hill in Green Point this morning, 6 May 2019.
The Rail Enforcement Unit (REU) inspected 155 hot spot areas and scrapyards last week and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s multi-disciplinary teams patrolled 927 trains.
The City of Cape Town is the only municipality in the country that provides a public transport service for people who have special needs and who are unable to use conventional or mainstream public transport.
The formation of potholes during winter is a common occurrence as it is directly related to the heavy rainfalls and the age or condition of the roads. To this end, the City of Cape Town’s road repair teams are out and about doing visual inspections, fixing potholes, and undertaking general maintenance across the city in preparation for the rainy season.
Commuters are now able to reap the benefits of the massive investment that the City has made into upgrading Stock Road, a road which plays a crucial role in connecting some of the Cape Flats areas to the various commercial nodes in Cape Town.