The City of Cape Town is making steady progress on the widening and upgrading of Broadway Boulevard in Somerset West into a dual carriageway between Beach Road and Main Road. It is one of the City’s main congestion alleviation projects currently underway.
Construction teams have been working hard over the past couple of months. As it stands, work on the bulk water supply has been completed and approximately 80% of the underground electric cabling has been installed.
Traffic has been successfully switched over onto temporary lanes between Beach Road and De Beers Avenue. Traffic deviations will remain underway until October 2019. The groundwork for more than half of the road widening between Ou Paardevlei Road and De Beers Avenue has been successfully laid, allowing work to continue.
The widening of De Beers Avenue to Paardevlei is almost complete and the foundations of the two pedestrian bridges on Broadway Boulevard have been successfully laid.
Work completed as of 28 October 2019:
- Foundations and substructures for two pedestrian bridges adjacent to the existing road bridge
- Approximately 1500 meters of single carriageway
- Various services and related works
Construction work resumed in January 2020 after it was suspended over the 2019 holiday season. The project will now enter a night-time phase work during February, March and April.
Residents and motorists should be aware that regular lane switching will take place to accommodate the construction work. We advise all road users to exercise extra caution as the project nears completion, which is projected for September 2020.
START DATE: January 2019
PLANNED END DATE: September 2020
PROJECT STATUS: Underway
INVESTMENT: R243 million