The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority is set to commence with the R50 million reconstruction of a section of Langverwacht Road between Amandel and Zevenwacht Link roads in Kuils River.
Reconstructing the section, which covers a distance of approximately 1.3km, will begin early in February and is expected to be complete within 24 months, the City of Cape Town said in a statement.
Commuters will be able to use the existing Langverwacht Road during the construction period but some road deviations, stop-go controls, and temporary road closures will be in effect when required.
A new carriageway will be constructed on the southern side of the existing road. The work will be done in phases.
The reconstructions will entail the construction of traffic circles at the intersections of Langverwacht and Saxdowns Roads and Langverwacht Road and Jagters Street; construction of a median for separating the carriageways, and installation of street lights along the carriageway along the median;enlarging of the existing traffic circle at the intersection of Langverwacht Road and Fisant and Kloof Streets; and the upgrading of the intersection at Langverwacht and Zevenwacht Link Roads to accommodate the widened road. This intersection will remain signalised.
The existing cycle/walkway has been incorporated into the road design and will be positioned away from the road. A new sidewalk will be constructed on the northern side which will be positioned next to the road.
The City’s mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, Brett Herron said the project is being implemented with the commuters in mind.”Commuters can look forward to improved traffic flow and spending less time on the road when this project is completed. It will serve a dual purpose, on the one hand motorists will enjoy a smoother driving experience and, on the other, pedestrians will be safe on the new walkways.”
Anda Ntsodo, the City’s mayoral committee member for area east, appeals to commuters to be patient during the construction period, “no major disruptions are anticipated. However, upgrading of existing road infrastructure always has an impact on road users. We will make all reasonable attempts to minimise the impact of the construction activities on the road users.”
They City said water for the project will be extracted from a newly constructed borehole.