The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate has commenced with the resurfacing of Nondlwana Road and Govan Mbeki Road in Philippi this week. The investment in the resurfacing and maintenance of these roads amounts to approximately R6,3 million and forms part of the City’s road maintenance plan for the area.

The City of Cape Town would like to advise residents and road users in Crossroads and Lower Crossroads of the following road resurfacing projects that are currently under way:

  • Nondlwana Street, between Ngqwangi Drive and Sheffield Road
  • Govan Mbeki Road between New Eisleben Road and Symphony Way
  • Sheffield Road between Stock Road and Govan Mbeki Road
  • Symphony Way, badly affected sections

The roadworks are scheduled to take place over the next three weeks, weather permitting and pending any unforeseen delays.

All-in-all, the works will cover a distance of approximately 2 km.

‘Our Roads Infrastructure and Management team in the Philippi district is working hard at eradicating the backlog in road maintenance work caused by the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions from last year. Our teams are making good progress with all the planned road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects in the area and I am happy to report that the quality of the roads in this district is continually improving. I am confident that residents will notice the difference very soon. The maintenance is focused on priority areas in Philippi and we will communicate the rehabilitation of other roads in the area closer to the time,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Councillor Rob Quintas.

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 roadworks will entail the removing of the top asphalt layer on certain roads and replacing it with a brand new asphalt surface. Other road sections will be resurfaced by placing a bitumen treated base on selected sections of the road on the bottom layer road.

‘The Roads Infrastructure and Management team in the district identifies and prioritises roads for resurfacing by conducting site visits and according to the relevant district office’s planned schedule. This schedule is aligned with the district’s allocated operational budget to make sure it is spent equitably among all wards and suburbs,’ said Councillor Quintas.

The City kindly requests that residents cooperate by refraining from parking in the demarcated area during the construction works. Parked vehicles that obstruct the construction works will, unfortunately, be moved or towed away.

No congestion is expected in the area but the City recommends that road users consider making use of alternate routes where possible. The use of heavy machinery will also result in intermittent noise pollution while works are under way.

‘I want to thank residents and motorists in advance for their support, it is much appreciated,’ said Councillor Quintas.