The City of Cape Town is set to commence with road upgrades along Okavango Road on Friday, 29 July 2022. The roadworks are scheduled to take place over the next four months, pending unforeseen delays and inclement weather.

The project will include the lengthening of the northbound carriageway between Langeberg Road and Hennop Street before merging back to the single carriageway just before Hennop intersection as well as a median break at the new Volkswagen (VW) development site with turning lanes in both directions.

‘Our main aim with the project is to increase the roadway space to assist in the relief of traffic congestion for this section of Okavango Road. To address the increase in traffic volumes in the vicinity, we have decided to expand the capacity along this important road link in order to improve access to and from Pinehurst and the surrounding commercial area. This project forms part of the City’s efforts to relieve traffic congestion in the worst affected areas in Cape Town,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.

The main access to the new VW Development will also be constructed as part of this project.

The work is planned to take place from 07:00 until 18:00 on weekdays, and 08:00 till 17:00 on Saturdays, weather permitting.

Work areas will be demarcated to regulate traffic flow, and to assist pedestrians. The basic plan is to keep at least one lane open in each direction along Okavango Road at all times.