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The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate opened a section of the Malibongwe Drive between Potsdam Road and Sandown Road just in time for the festive season to improve the flow of traffic.
The project is progressing well and is envisaged to be completed by July 2020, pending any unforeseen delays.
Furthermore, the relaying of existing underground services between Parklands Main Road and Sunningdale Drive is nearing completion. Also, the Cedar Road intersection will be opened tomorrow, 24 January 2020, which will provide improved access to the Sandown area by means of a signalised intersection.
Meanwhile, the construction of the road layerworks between Wood Drive and Whitehall Way has commenced and the access to businesses off Sandown Road along this section will be closed for at least three weeks. Alternate access to the businesses is available from the side streets. The project team has reviewed the construction methodology to ensure that the inconvenience to the road users and businesses is kept to a minimum and also ensuring that the integrity of the constructed structural layers is maintained.
‘This initiative speaks to our commitment to delivering basic services that will improve residents’ quality of life. A big part of this commitment is ensuring that we become a more efficient city. Thus, we are focusing on projects that are designed to tackle congestion as our economy relies on the efficient movement of goods and people, and we are doing so one road project at a time. The project is still ongoing but our motorists are already enjoying improved traffic flow,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.
The City wants to thank residents and motorists for being patient during the construction period.
‘We are doing all we can to keep inconvenience to the minimum, and by delivering this project as soon as possible,’ said Alderman Purchase.
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