The City’s Road Infrastructure Management Department has commenced with the upgrading of Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) facilities in Blue Downs, Eerste River, this week. The work will take place over the next week along Buttskop Road in Blue Downs. Traffic flow will be impacted and road users are advised to use alternative routes as far as possible.

Work will take place from 07:30 to 17:00 on weekdays. However, due to the urgency of the project, some night work and work over the weekends will be required. A stop-and-go mechanism will be in place to regulate traffic flow as work will only occur on one side of the road at a time.

‘Our priority is create safe and convenient roadways and NMT facilities in Blue Downs. If all goes as planned, the works should be complete by next Thursday, 30 June 2022. We will ensure that residents in Buttskop Road will have access to their properties at all times and that traffic is best accommodated as we are aware that Buttskop road is located next to the industrial area. We ask residents to cooperate with the team in order for them to complete the project as efficiently as possible,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.

The project comprises of the following work:

  • Pavement upgrades: Construction of asphalt surface pedestrian pathways
  • Road markings • Construction of certain catch pits/stormwater manholes to suitable City standards
  • Pedestrian routes marked by signage
  • Clearing and grubbing of designated areas
  • Finishing of roadway areas
  • Manufacturing of street furniture
  • Construction of minor roadworks such as pedestrian crossings
  • Milling of a portion of road and re-surfacing with asphalt. The sections to be surfaced are gravel areas.