Roadworks to pave way for Brackenfell developments

The City recently completed a dual-carriageway in Darwin Road, Kraaifontein to complement the Buh-Rein development.

Roadworks are planned for Brackenfell to accommodate new developments there, says the City.

Four road upgrades are planned to accommodate developments, three of which are service agreements with the developers and one a City project, according to mayoral committee member for urban mobility Rob Quintas.

The developments are on Bottelary Road, where Stellenbosch and Kraaifontein intersect, and at the intersection of Bottelary Road and Brackenfell Boulevard.

The projects will upgrade the intersection of Bottelary and Saxdowns roads, turning Bottelary Road’s single-traffic lanes into a dualled road; add more lanes to Brackenfell and Saxdowns roads; dual Bottelary Road between Amandel and Saxdowns roads; dual Saxdowns Road from Bottelary to Pugsli roads; and dual Saxdowns Road from Pugsli Road to Sandalwood Street.

Traffic-impact studies that developers have to submit with their applications are checked by City engineers to gauge how developments will affect the transport system, said Mr Quintas.

The provincial government planned to extend the R300 freeway to the north of the N1 towards Durbanville to run parallel to Brackenfell Boulevard and ease gridlock on it, he said.

“Over the past 11 months, the City’s road infrastructure management department has spent more than R59 million on maintaining the 1 400km of road network in the Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Durbanville and Bellville area (above the N1) to an acceptable standard,” he said.

That included R8.9m on resealing Brackenfell Boulevard, Old Paarl Road, Protea Road, Carl Cronje Drive, Bill Bezuidenhout Road and Old Oak Road; R23.9m on resealing and rehabilitating residential roads; R17.7m on routine maintenance; and R9.4m on pothole repairs and water trench reinstatements.