The City of Cape Town in South Africa has invested over US $1.7m in the rehabilitation of two roads in Mitchells Plain and aims to complete the road works by July 2021. The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport Alderman Felicity Purchase recently visited the construction sites of the two road projects.
The work on both upgrade projects entails removing the old asphalt and replacing it with a new layer. In Weltevreden Road, the project team has also had to repair and raise gravel shoulders to tie into the new surface level.
“The upgrade of these roads forms part of our efforts to address road maintenance in Mitchells Plain in a planned manner. These two roads form a key part of the road network in the area, Weltevreden Road being a link between Mitchells Plain and Phillippi and Highlands Drive, which runs through Lenteguer and surrounding areas and provides easy access to the US $21m,” she said.
We understand that these roadworks come with a level of inconvenience. We therefore thank all residents for their patience thus far and for their cooperation as we aim to complete the necessary works,” added Alderman Purchase.
Recently, Ms Alderman Purchase said that every financial year, the City’s Transport Directorate allocates a budget to rehabilitate Cape Town roads. “We are focused and committed to keep on delivering services to communities, and request residents to please support these projects where they are ongoing, or due to commence soon,” she said.