City plans R20m upgrade for Kruskal Avenue

The City of Cape Town is planning to meet with informal traders and shop owners in the Bellville CBD to hear their thoughts on the Kruskal Avenue upgrade project.

The City is planning further improvements, worth an estimated R20 million, to Kruskal Avenue, a major pedestrian thoroughfare from the Bellville station to Voortrekker Road and the surrounding business district.

Construction is planned for July 2023 to August 2024, according to mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment Eddie Andrews.

In 2020, Kruskal Avenue was repaved, new trees were planted and benches, lights and public artworks were installed near Elizabeth Park at a cost of R15 million.

The second phase of the project will include upgrading Lower Blanckenberg Street and will extend from Cross Street, south of Voortrekker Road, to Bellville station.

The project’s procurement process will start later this year.

The City hopes the improvements will attract investors to the Bellville CBD.

“We are planning to upgrade the urban and pedestrian environment by widening the sidewalks along Kruskal Avenue. We’re also installing additional lights, trees, new paving, improving the stormwater system and raising the intersections at Cross, Church and Wilshammer streets,” said Mr Andrews.

The Bellville South Ratepayers’ Association and Tygerberg Business Chamber did not respond to questions by deadline.

Saturday April 30 is the deadline for the public to comment on the design proposals for the project. Visit for more information.