CITY OF CAPE TOWN
8 APRIL 2021
New faces for numerous roads in the South
The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate is currently busy with the resurfacing of various roads in the South. Read more below:
The ongoing work should be completed by the first week of May 2021, pending unforeseen delays and inclement weather.
The work is taking place from Monday to Saturday between 09:00 and 15:30, and entails the following:
- the resurfacing of a portion of Tennant Road between Highwick Drive and Lovers Walk in Kenilworth;
- the resurfacing of a portion of Main Road between Malton Road and Stilton Road in Wynberg; and
- the resurfacing of a portion of Main Road between Blenheim Road and Waterbury Road in Plumstead.
Residents and motorists should please note that:
- traffic moving on Tennant Road from Alexandra Road towards Newlands Road will be temporarily deviated around Tennant Road on either Main Road or Alexandra Road;
- traffic moving on Main Road from Malton Road towards Constantia Road will be temporarily deviated around Main Road via Ebor Road and Lester Road; and
- traffic moving in the northbound lane on Main Road will be temporarily accommodated in contra-flow in the southbound lane.
‘The roadworks are part of our continuous road maintenance programme and we are working around the clock to ensure service delivery. Regular maintenance is implemented to prolong the longevity of Cape Town’s road network, which is one of our city’s biggest assets to ensure that people and goods can move. It is also aimed at improving general road safety.
‘I also want to urge residents to please exercise extra caution around the construction sites. Although no road closures are anticipated with any of these works, where necessary, flag personnel will regulate traffic flow either by temporary lane diversions or temporary lane closures. We will also have signage in place and we appeal to residents to comply with the signage that is displayed during the construction period and ensure that their vehicles are not parked in an obstructive manner. This will ensure that the project runs without disruptions and are completed within the timeframe,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.
Furthermore, we anticipate that traffic flow will be impeded in areas where construction is taking place and they may be congested. It is recommended that road users consider using alternative roads as far as possible.