The City of Cape Town will be spending approximately R65 million on the construction of a new public transport interchange in Somerset West. This is the biggest public investment in the central business district in recent years, and residents are invited to attend the information sessions in January 2020 where officials will share the details.
The City of Cape Town has made good progress with the Kommetjie Road Project, one of our flagship interventions to relieve congestion in the Kommetjie area in the Far South. The roadworks will cease on Thursday, 12 December 2019, and will commence after the builders’ holiday on 8 January 2020.
The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate has paid tribute to five officials who have, among them, more than 210 years’ experience in keeping the city’s roads in tip-top condition.
The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate has commenced with the repairs to the traffic signals along Prince George Drive (M5) that were vandalised during violent protests on 31 October 2019. If all goes as planned, the signals should be in a working order by mid-December 2019.
A team of officials from the City’s Transport Directorate has implemented a solution that aligns the spatial, operational and financial data of transport assets to better respond to enquiries and fault reports.
Today Council gave the City the greenlight to sign an agreement with the Dutch Government whereby the City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate will receive R300 million of grant funding over the next five to ten years to improve public transport for our commuters from Khayelitsha and Nyanga.
Construction of Broadway Boulevard in Strand and the Kommetjie Road Project in Kommetjie is progressing well. The two roads were identified to relieve traffic congestion and have been prioritised by the City’s Congestion Management Programme. Both projects commenced in 2016 and are scheduled to be completed by 2020.
The MyCiTi stations in Atlantis and Table View now have roofing over the walkways and glass panels. The glass panels have been positioned to cover the side of the walkways so that commuters are protected from rain.
The City of Cape Town has identified a site in the Foreshore as an alternative remote holding area for minibus-taxi operators who have been displaced from the Station Deck facility.
The Walking Bus project, started by Mayor Dan Plato during his time as Western Cape Community Safety Minister in May 2016, is being rolled out across the city. Today, Alderman Plato launched this project at the Lentegeur Civic Centre, as part of the city’s initiatives in 55 areas across the Metropole. An additional 20 areas will be rolled out in future.