The City of Cape Town’s transport department will install traffic signals on three intersections in Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain to alleviate traffic congestion.
One will be at the intersection of Japhta K Masemola Road and Nyati Avenue in Khayelitsha.
Another one will be at the intersection of Japhta K Masemola Road and Lindela Road/Nyanda Road in Khayelitsha.
The last one will be on the Midblock crossing at Tafelsig Primary School on AZ Berman Drive between Bokkeveld Avenue and Langeberg Avenue in Mitchell’s Plain.
Mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, said: “We’ll thus be spending over R2.7 million on these projects that are much needed to assist with traffic flow as well as with the safety of those using the roads. For example, approximately 1 400 pedestrians are crossing the roads at the Nyati Avenue and Lindela Road crossings. Most of these pedestrians are learners crossing from the informal settlements north of Japhta K Masemola to the primary schools south of Japhta K Masemola Road.”
The projects are scheduled to run concurrently, starting later this month.
Ms Purchase said no road closures are anticipated during the roadworks, but motorists may experience some localised delays at the intersections.