Upgrading Jip de Jager Drive into a dual carriageway has been proposed by the City of Cape Town.

Project background

Jip de Jager Drive provides primary access to the N1 for a large portion of the northern suburbs and provides a key north-south linkage in Cape Town’s metropolitan road network. In recent years Durbanville and the northern suburbs of Bellville have experienced rapid residential and commercial development, placing the existing primary arterial road network under strain. This has created demand for the completion of crucial missing road links. In 2015 a Traffic Impact Assessment projected that after the extension of Jip de Jager Ave to St. Johns Road, the next logical step would be the dualling of Jip de Jager between Kommissaris Street and Van Riebeeckshof Road.

Open day

A public open day on the proposed dualling of Jip de Jager Drive took place on 11 March 2020. Input from the community is an important part of the City’s commitment to open and transparent planning. All the comments received will be considered as part of the project’s final design stage.

About Jip de Jager Drive

  • The road reserve for Jip de Jager Drive was planned in the early 1950’s
  • The existing Jip de Jager Ave was constructed in 1988 and 1989
  • The proposed dualling will be within the approximately 47m wide road reserve
  • Design planning for the dualling begin in 2018

START DATE: End of 2020/ early 2021

PLANNED END DATE: 2023

PROJECT STATUS: Set to begin

INVESTMENT: R75 million

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Dualling Jip de Jager Drive between Kommissaris Street and Van Riebeeckshof Way.
  • Construction of a median between the existing Jip de Jager Drive (which will be the future southbound dual carriageway) and the proposed northbound dual carriageways.
  • Non-motorised transport facilities for added pedestrian and cycling safety.
  • Installation of new streetlights.