South Africa to invest US $58m in infrastructure development in Wynberg

South Africa to invest US $58m in infrastructure development in Wynberg

South Africa’s City of Cape Town, through the town’s committee for transport has approved a project for the further roll-out of the MyCiTi bus service in the greater Wynberg area, which if given council approval, will see new infrastructure investment of US $58m.

City’s mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase who confirmed the reports, said the two proposed transport routes form part of the roll-out of Phase 2A of the MyCiTi service which will connect commuters from the Metro South-east with Wynberg and Claremont.

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Infrastructure development

“The roll-out of the MyCiTi service will transform Wynberg. Firstly, the service will provide much-needed scheduled public transport for those commuting between Wynberg and the Metro South-east. The service will integrate with the rail stations in this area so that commuters can easily change from one mode of public transport to another, and it will also improve facilities for pedestrians,” said Felicity Purchase.

Felicity further added that the MyCiTi service will provide critical missing road links that would relieve traffic congestion and curb the current rat-running through the residential areas of Wynberg. It is proposed that a direct bus route operates along Wetton Road and a trunk route with dedicated right-of-way bus lanes along Ottery and South Roads.
“Commuters have few options to cross the railway line that runs through the heart of Wynberg. Should Council give us the go-ahead, we’ll connect Main Road and Ottery Road by building the missing link along South and Waterbury Roads. An underpass will give the Wynberg and Plumstead areas an additional crossing of the railway line and this will relieve the traffic pressure on Rockley and Victoria Roads,” said Felicity.

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