By Akanimo SampsonSouth Africa’s City of Cape Town is commencing road resurfacing projects soon in Khayelitsha and Browns Farm, Philippi this month. The investment in the resurfacing and maintenance of the roads amounts to over $760,840.85. This forms part of an initiative to resurface all roads adjacent to public transport interchanges across the city.
The resurfacing of the roads in Site C and B in Khayelitsha will commence on Monday, May 17, 2021 while in Browns Farm it will commence on the 10th May 2021. The roadworks are scheduled to take place over a period of four weeks, weather permitting and pending any unforeseen delays.
According to the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase, the roads that form part of these projects are close to the public transport interchanges or local businesses.“Our Transport Directorate is currently focusing on maintenance work to eradicate the backlog caused by the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions from last year. Our teams are working hard at completing all the planned road resurfacing and rehabilitation project ahead of the winter rains. We ask that residents please cooperate and support the efforts by complying with the road signage and flag personnel at these sites,” she said.
The City’s Road Infrastructure and Management teams will be doing maintenance works of the roads around Site B and Site C in Khayelitsha and will resurface Nyathi Street and Mapongwana Streets. All-in-all the works will cover a distance of approximately 2.5km. Also included is the maintenance of sidewalks in Sulani Drive.
The works will be implemented from 09:00 until 17:00 on weekdays, pending unforeseen delays and weather permitting. All road users will be affected, and traffic flow will be impacted in both directions. As such, flag personnel will regulate traffic, one direction at a time.