The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate will, on Monday, 19 April 2021, commence with roadworks in the Philippi area. The work is scheduled to take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 16:00, and will be completed by the end of May 2021, pending unforeseen delays and inclement weather.

The works will be implemented as part of our regular road maintenance programme and includes the following roads:

  • Kosovo Main Road (Whitehart lane) between Weltevreden Parkway and Eland Road
  • Oliver Tambo Drive between Helen Joseph Road and Weltevreden Parkway, Samora Machel.

Works on Kosovo Main Road and Oliver Tambo Drive entails the following:

  • Removal of existing stormwater connecting lines and the installation of new pipes for new connections
  • Replacing or repairing damaged stormwater catch pit structures 
  • Repairing existing stormwater manholes and raising or lowering of existing manholes
  • Installation and repairing kerbs and channels  Repairing of existing sidewalks and reconstruction of existing sidewalks
  • Milling of existing surfacing layers  Supplying and laying new asphalt layer for the Samora Machel section and new bitumen for the Kosovo section
  • Supplying and laying asphalt wearing course over the full road for the Samora Machel section  Removal and reconstruction of existing speed humps
  • Supplying and installation of road traffic signs and repairs to existing road traffic signs
  • Lane marking of the entire section with retro-reflective road marking paint
  • Accommodation of traffic
  • Any other ancillary work that might be required to complete the maintenance works

‘Over time, road infrastructure becomes fragile and less resilient, therefore it is important that we undertake regular and routine road maintenance. Our residents are at the centre of this implementation as they stand to benefit from the road rehabilitation – we want to ensure that they are safe while on the roads, they connect better to economic opportunities and are able to engage socially safely. Therefore, we call on residents and motorists to work with us, comply with the signage displayed around the construction sites, thereby enabling the works to continue without disruption. Also, we appeal to motorists to be patient during the roadworks and consider using alternative routes to avoid unnecessary delays and congestion,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.