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Rehabilitation of Sea Point Promenade progressing well<p>​</p><span>​<figure class="figure-credits left"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="" style="width:509px;" /><figcaption> <p> © City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure></span>The purpose of the promenade reconstruction project is to rehabilitate the sea wall and repair storm damage along the Sea Point Promenade and at the Sea Point Pavillion swimming pool.<p>The first phase of the refurbishment of the sea wall and the promenade between Three Anchor Bay and the Mouille Point lighthouse was completed in 2015.</p><p>The second phase of this project is currently under way and consists of two portions that will be upgraded. The upgrade of the first portion entails the rehabilitation of the sea wall between the Mouille Point Lighthouse and Granger Bay.</p><span><figure class="figure-credits right"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="" style="width:511px;" /><figcaption> <p>   © City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure><p>‘It is wonderful to see some of the progress made in the first portion where we have completed the upgrade of the parking area at the Mouille Point Lighthouse. It has been opened recently and is very popular on weekends,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron.</p><p>The upgrade of the second portion involves the rehabilitation of sections of the sea wall on either side of Rocklands Beach. This work has been expanded to include the repairing of storm damage to sections of the sea wall at the Sea Point Pavillion and between Rocklands Bay and Three Anchor Bay.</p><p>The rehabilitation of a section of the sea wall at Rocklands is currently underway and is scheduled to be completed in May 2018.</p><p>Repair work to the Sea Point Pavillion swimming pool caused by storm damage is scheduled to commence in April 2018 and should be completed at the end of June 2018. </p><p>The rehabilitation of the deflector wall between Hall and Norfolk Roads is expected to be completed in November 2018.</p>​​</span><span>​<figure class="figure-credits left"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="" style="width:509px;" /><figcaption> <p> © City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure></span>This project is being implemented with the residents in mind.<p>‘The City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan, which was adopted by Council in August 2016, puts the customer – that is our residents and visitors – at the centre of everything that we do. Those who have been to the promenade recently would have noticed the great improvements and additions to the area. We still have some way to go, and are undertaking the construction work in phases so that we can limit the inconvenience caused. We are confident that the long-term benefits will be enjoyed for decades to come,’ said Councillor Herron.</p><p>The Sea Point Promenade is the most frequented public space by people from different backgrounds – be it for a stroll, running, cycling, or to relax with children and pets. It is a place where people meet, interact and socialise. </p><p>‘It is more than just a space for locals. It is one of our city’s biggest assets and this is why we are also doing everything possible to improve the attractiveness of the area in general. The refurbishment will enhance the experience for both locals and visitors. </p><p>‘I urge visitors to the promenade to be patient and to exercise extra caution around the construction site given that some portions of the promenade are closed with barriers during construction. We will also ensure that appropriate signage directing pedestrians and cyclists away from the construction area onto alternative walkways, is clearly visible to all,’ said Councillor Herron. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2018-02-26T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4a54b8b3-2e24-43b1-97bf-f98072923a26;L0|#04a54b8b3-2e24-43b1-97bf-f98072923a26|Sea Point;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#2d4609f8-ae85-4853-9be6-593871925eb4;L0|#02d4609f8-ae85-4853-9be6-593871925eb4|construction;GP0|#30aeff84-5964-4cbb-a7db-39cf413c64cf;L0|#030aeff84-5964-4cbb-a7db-39cf413c64cf|public space1

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