Construction works at Broadway Boulevard and Kommetjie Road Projects in Strand and Kommetjie in South Africa respectively are making steady progress according to Felicity Purchase, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, City of Cape Town.
Prioritized by the city’s congestion management program in a bid to relieve traffic congestion while also providing universal access to all road users, both projects commenced in 2016 and were scheduled to be completed by next year.
Completed works on Broadway Boulevard
The work done so far at Broadway Boulevard include foundations and substructures for two pedestrian bridges adjacent to the existing road bridge, about 1500 meters of single carriageway, and various services and related works.
Road users and inhabitants of this region look forward to congestion relief as a result of this upgrade through an additional carriageway in both the southerly and northerly direction on Broadway Boulevard between Beach Road and the De Beers/N2 interchange as well as upgraded intersections.
Universal accessibility will also be enhanced by non-motorized transport facilities for cyclists and two pedestrian bridges adjacent to the existing road bridge over the N2.
Completed works Kommetjie Road
As of now, work completed on the Kommetjie Road includes reconstruction of Frigate Crescent and the Palm Avenue/Kommetjie Main Road intersection, road widening and stabilizing gravel layer on the southbound carriageway of Ou Kaapse Weg from Noordhoek Main Road to the four-way-stop and on Noordhoek Main Road from Houmoed Ave to Montrose Cose.
About 2600 tons of bitumen has also been laid on the eastbound carriageway of Kommetjie Main Road from Living Hope towards the four-way stop and the eastbound lane of Noordhoek Main Road from Montrose to the signalized intersection.
Purchase thanked all residents and motorists for their patience during the construction period and assured them that they will benefit from the project in a few months’ time.