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The City of Cape Town will be upgrading the traffic signals at the Darling Street and Sir Lowry Road intersection and at the Tennant and Caledon Streets intersection this month. The upgrades at these two busy intersections in the Cape Town CBD are intended to improve pedestrian safety. The City has invested R40 million into this 24-month long project, which commenced in August 2020.
To accommodate the work on the identified traffic signals, lane closures will be implemented at the following intersections:
‘The Cape Town CBD has a high volume of foot traffic and there is a great need to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists at traffic signals. The upgrade of these traffic signals goes hand in hand with the new safe walkways the City has constructed within the CBD. We want to encourage the public to walk to their destinations, especially during the day. I believe the new non-motorised transport infrastructure will improve safety and convince more commuters to walk to their destinations – be it to do business, go to work, attending school, or exploring attractions in town,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.
The contractor’s working hours will be from 07:30 to 17:30. Traffic will be controlled by a stop-and-go system. Traffic moving in both directions will be affected and flag personnel will regulate traffic flow. The City appeals to all commuters and residents for their patience during the implementation of this project, and to use alternative routes where possible.
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