The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate will commence with roadworks in Waterkant Street from the corner of Waterkant and Long Streets. The work is scheduled to take place from 16 September to 2 October 2020, weather permitting.

Collapsed paving will be repaired along this road. The work will be implemented from 07:00 until 17:00 on weekdays, pending unforeseen delays and weather permitting. All road users will be affected, and traffic flow will be impacted in both directions. As such, flag personnel will regulate traffic, one direction at a time.

‘The City’s road network is one of our biggest assets and regular road maintenance is key in ensuring the longevity of our infrastructure – be it the roads itself, or stormwater infrastructure or sidewalks. I understand that these works, as with other roadworks, will bring a level of inconvenience to the businesses and road users in this area, however, when completed, it will be aesthetically pleasing and safe for pedestrians,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.

Road users are advised that:
• work areas will be temporarily demarcated to regulate traffic flow
• vehicles may be parked in the driveways as normal, if and when access is available
• parked vehicles that obstruct the resurfacing operation will be moved or towed away

No congestion is expected in the area, but the City recommends that road users consider making use of alternative routes as far as possible.

‘I want to ask the residents and business owners to please comply with the contractor’s traffic arrangements by ensuring that their vehicles are not parked in the roadway. It is difficult to remove bitumen from vehicles’ bodies. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during the construction period,’ said Alderman Purchase.