Some bad news for Cape Townians in the short term
Traffic congestion is going to get worse long before it improves as the City of Cape Town launches four major road upgrades before 2010.
The R235-million roadworks on Hospital Bend, set to begin on Monday, are expected to cause serious delays for motorists coming into Cape Town from the southern suburbs.
The project, considered one of the most important of the city’s transport-related undertakings for 2010, is to be funded by the national department of transport, the provincial government and the City of Cape Town. The province has allocated R20m.
The in-bound upgrade is to cost R155m, and the out-bound revamp R63m. The rest of the R235m is to go to project consultants.
Eddie Chinnappen, the city’s executive director of transport, roads and stormwater, said the upgrade would allow drivers to select lanes before they reached Hospital Bend.
For more information the kind of upgrades that you can expect, so you know to avoid those roads, read about it from arrive alive.