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City advises of temporary road closures for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival<p>​The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is an important part of the Cape Town brand and the City of Cape Town is proud to be hosting this event for the 18th time. As is tradition and synonymous with the CTIJF, a free concert will be hosted on Greenmarket Square on Wednesday 29 March 2017, starting at 17:00. </p><p>Every year, this event has the magnetism to draw people together from all walks of life and all corners of the city, joined by our love for Cape Town and jazz.</p><p>A breakdown of the <a href="">road closures to accommodate the free concert </a>is available on the City’s website.<br><br>Some roads in the vicinity of the Cape Town International Convention Centre will be closed from today to allow for the setup of the jazz festival infrastructure.</p><p>A detailed breakdown of the <a href="">closures for the CTIJF</a> is available on the City’s website.</p><p>This will affect the normal flow of traffic in and around the city bowl. As such, road users are asked to plan their routes accordingly.  </p><p><br><strong>End </strong></p>2017-03-26T22:00:00Z1
City to repair Marine Drive link bridge over FW de Klerk Boulevard<p>​The most important remedial work entails replacing the existing damaged balustrades as well as addressing other deterioration that has occurred over the years. The project will commence within the next two weeks and is scheduled to continue for five months, pending any unforeseen challenges or delays.</p><p>The work entails the following:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Coating the sides of the bridge to prevent further chloride ingress, and also for aesthetic purposes</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Repairing the map or pattern cracking at the abutments</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Repairing the soil erosion at the abutments</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Addressing other concrete deterioration, such as cracks and spalls</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Replacing the road surface where necessary</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Replacing the asphaltic plug expansion joints (Thormajoints)</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Replacing the existing balustrade with a New Jersey-type balustrade</div></li></ul><p>Motorists should please note that a number of roads will be affected during the repair work, including FW de Klerk Boulevard and Woodstock and Marine Drives. This may affect road users in Paarden Eiland and the Cape Town city centre. Given that Marine Drive bridge is the main feeder route across FW de Klerk Boulevard, suburbs on the north Atlantic Seaboard will also be affected, i.e. Milnerton, Table View, Bloubergstrand, Parklands and Melkbosstrand.</p><p>‘The bridge is an important link for commuters proceeding along Marine Drive from Bloubergstrand and Parklands towards the city bowl. Also, it is an important link to the container terminal in the harbour for heavy container trucks driving westbound along Table Bay Boulevard (N1). Given the importance of the link, the substantial traffic flow over the bridge, and the deterioration of the bridge structure over the years, the repair work cannot be avoided or delayed,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area North, Councillor Suzette Little.</p><p>Due to the construction activities, traffic will be affected on FW de Klerk Boulevard when passing under the Marine Drive Bridge, and there might be some backup on the off-ramps to the bridge due to throttling traffic on the bridge.</p><p>Marine Drive traffic approaching the bridge will experience some backup, including at the intersection of the east- and westbound lanes from Marine Drive to FW de Klerk Boulevard.</p><p>Safety and access structures will be secured on either side of the bridge to provide access for the contractor and adequately protect traffic moving under the bridge.</p><p>‘We do not foresee any road closures or stop/go systems. However, deviations down to two lanes or even one lane may be required while the contractor is erecting gantries, but this will be done during off-peak hours. The objective will be to limit the disruption of traffic and inconvenience as far as possible,’ said Councillor Little.</p><p>Lanes on FW de Klerk Boulevard will be regulated in accordance with the standard specifications governing such activities on national roads. This will only be done during a short window period when the scaffold is being erected.</p><p>‘We thank motorists in advance for their patience during this period. The repaired bridge will have stronger and safer balustrades and public safety will be much improved,’ said Councillor Little.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2017-03-26T22:00:00Z1
City’s Operation Restore hits the road<p>The City of Cape Town this morning took its first bite at Operation Restore – a week-long, city-wide initiative in response to ongoing complaints about reckless behaviour and disregard for the rules of the road in the public transport industry.</p><p>The City’s Traffic Service, supported by Metro Police, Law Enforcement, and the South African Police Service (SAPS) launched the operation along the N2 between the R300 and M5. Officers arrested three suspects for outstanding warrants, served 29 warrants, and released three suspects on a warning. They also issued 42 fines for illegal use of the bus and minibus-taxi (BMT) lane and 1 062 fines for various other offences.</p><p>‘We do this kind of enforcement on a daily basis, but Operation Restore is an integrated and focused blitz that we roll out every few months. So I would advise public transport operators to toe the line, settle outstanding fines, and ensure that their operating permits are in order or risk a very rude awakening in the next few days. Let me remind the rest of the motoring public that while this operation focuses on the public transport industry, they are not off the hook and we’ll be keeping an eye on their behaviour too,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>In other enforcement operations by the City’s Traffic Service in the last week, officers arrested 88 motorists: 53 for outstanding warrants, 1 for reckless and negligent driving, and 34 for driving under the influence of alcohol. They also impounded 36 vehicles and issued 1 074 fines for various offences.</p><p>The Metro Police Department meanwhile arrested 45 suspects, including 12 for drunk driving, 25 for possession of drugs, and 5 for possession of possible stolen property. Officers confiscated various quantities of dagga, tik and mandrax, R9 914 in cash, and two flat-screen television sets.</p><p>The Metro Police Gang and Drug Task Team also rounded up three suspects in Hanover Park who were wanted on various charges. On Saturday 25 March 2017, the Metro Police Gang and Drug Task Team received information about a wanted suspect hiding out in Hanover Park. They followed up and found the man, who was wanted in connection with a case of vehicle theft in Strandfontein dating back to August 2015. Officers also rounded up another suspect, wanted in connection with a case of housebreaking in Diep River, also dating back to August 2015. Later the same day, officers received a tip-off – this time about a suspect wanted on a charge of murder. They found him in Hanover Park and arrested the 24-year-old, who is also a known gunman. </p><p>‘We cannot emphasise enough how important the cooperation of the public is in fighting crime. People often know far more than they let on and while I understand that many fear retribution, the reality is that, as Edmund Burke said, evil will triumph if good people do nothing. We’ve proven time and again that where information is made available, Metro Police will follow up and take action if need be. So I appeal to the public to work with us in bringing criminals to book,’ added Alderman Smith. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2017-03-26T22:00:00Z1
Drought crisis: City’s water quality remains high, safe for drinking<p>With declining dam levels, water quality enquiries from members of the public are naturally increasing. We would like to assure residents that the water remains safe to drink. Water quality is closely monitored via a large number of water samples analysed according to the stringent South African National Standards (SANS 241:2015) requirements.</p><p>We are currently experiencing high levels of geosmin in the water drawn from the Theewaterskloof Dam. Geosmin is a naturally occurring organic compound which has an earthy flavour and aroma and which is sometimes present in water. </p><p>The City is currently increasing powdered activated carbon dosing during the water treatment process in an attempt to deal with geosmin. It may take some time for the taste and smell of the water to normalise over a large area of the central and southern suburbs of Cape Town.</p><p>‘It must be emphasised that geosmin poses no threat to human health. Even minute concentrations can be detected by the incredibly sensitive human palate. </p><p>‘We also warn residents against falling victim to the many water-related hoaxes that are out there and which are causing unnecessary panic. Those driving these hoaxes clearly have nothing better to do with their time. </p><p>‘One hoax, which is being repeated every so often, warns that water will be cut off across the whole metro on specified dates. Such blanket cut-offs are not done. Residents must not fall for this type of panic-mongering. </p><p>‘Customers should note that water pressure may be reduced to limit water leaks and that slight changes in water taste and clarity may occur due to low dam levels, but this does not affect quality,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg. <br>    <br>Although the City thanks those consumers who continue to find new ways of saving water, we are at a critical juncture and water use must be brought down to 700 million litres immediately. </p><p>Residents can contact the City via email to <a href=""></a> for queries or to report contraventions (evidence should be provided to assist the City’s enforcement efforts) or they can send an SMS to 31373.</p><p>For further information, residents should please visit the water restrictions page on the City’s website: <a href=""></a> </p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2017-03-26T22:00:00Z1




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