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Comment on the amended road plans to improve traffic flow along the M3 in Newlands<h2 class="sectHeading">About​​​​​​​</h2><p> We plan to alleviate the bottlenecks along the M3, between Upper Hillwood Road and Newlands Avenue, and assist with the free flow of traffic along this section of the M3, by: </p><ul><li>Removing two full-signalised intersections; </li><li>Implementing three median closures and a road closure, among others; and </li><li>Reinstating a signalised pedestrian crossing at Upper Hillwood Road in Bishopscourt.</li></ul><p>In addition, Council approved the budget for the project to add an additional third southbound lane between Rhodes Avenue and Upper Hillwood Road. The project includes upgrades to the side roads, which will provide additional capacity to accommodate the deviated traffic due to road closures. </p><h4>The following proposals are now available for public comment:</h4><ul><li>To close the median at the intersection of Fernwood Avenue and to remove the traffic signal so that traffic can move freely through this section of the M3. This will mitigate the backlog of traffic at the Paradise Road intersection and meet the required minimum spacing for signalised intersections along a higher order road carrying high volumes of vehicular traffic.</li><li>To allow only a left turn into Fernwood Avenue from the M3 for traffic travelling in a northbound direction, meaning traffic can only exit the M3 to Fernwood Avenue, but not enter the M3 from Fernwood Avenue. </li><li>To remove the pedestrian crossing at Fernwood Avenue as pedestrians can cross the M3 at the Paradise Road intersection and at Newlands Avenue. </li><li>To implement a free flow left-turn slip lane, and an additional right-turn lane, at the M3/Rhodes Avenue intersection for traffic travelling eastbound along Rhodes Avenue. This will improve the capacity at this intersection, in particular during the morning peak hour period for those travelling towards the city. <br></li><li>To signalise the intersection of Rhodes Avenue and Almond Street and safely accommodate traffic rerouted from Fernwood Avenue. </li><li>To close the median at Upper Torquay Avenue so that traffic travelling in a southbound direction along the M3 can no longer turn right into Upper Torquay Avenue. This is to prevent the backlog of traffic along this section, and improve road safety.</li><li>To enable traffic travelling in a northbound direction to exit the M3 by turning left into Upper Torquay Avenue; similarly, those driving along Upper Torquay Avenue will be able to enter the M3 by turning left to travel northbound towards the city. </li><li>To close Upper Hillwood Road at the top of Wynberg Hill, implement a median closure, and remove the traffic signal at this intersection so that traffic can move freely along this section and over the hill. </li><li>To change Upper Hillwood Road into a cul-de-sac that does not intersect with the M3, while retaining existing access to and from the corner property. </li><li>To reinstate a signalised pedestrian crossing at Upper Hillwood Road in Bishopscourt to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists crossing the M3.</li></ul><p>In terms of Section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, you can submit comments to the municipality in respect of the proposals.<br></p><h4>Access the documents:<br></h4><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Draft amended road plans</a><br></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">High Res Map</a><br></li><li>Advert (<a href="" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a>)</li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">Comment period</h2><p>Submit your comments from <strong>13 November – 13 December 2023</strong>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Submit your comment</h2><p>Submit your comments, inputs or recommendations via the following channels:</p><p> <strong>Online</strong><br><a href="" target="_blank">Submit your comments online</a>. </p><p> <strong>Delivery</strong><br>Deliver your comments by hand to one of the facilities listed below:<br></p><div class="mobile-scroll"><table style="width:500px;"><thead><tr><th style="width:197px;">Facility</th><th>Address<br></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width:197px;">Subcouncil 11 office<br></td><td>Dulcie September Civic Centre, Cnr of Protea and Klipfontein Road Kewtown, Athlone</td></tr><tr><td style="width:197px;">Subcouncil 20 office<br></td><td>Alphen Centre, Constantia Main Road, Constantia 7800.<br></td></tr><tr><td style="width:197px;">Meadowridge Library<br></td><td>Cnr Howard Drive and Firgrove Way, Meadowridge, 7800</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:197px;">​Plumstead Library<br></td><td rowspan="1">​The Village Square, Yudelman’s Lane, Plumstead, 7800<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:197px;">​Rondebosch Library<br></td><td rowspan="1">​Town Hall, Hall Road, Rondebosch, 7700<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:197px;">​Tokai Library<br></td><td rowspan="1">​Tokai Road, Tokai, 7945<br></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:197px;">​Wynberg Library<br></td><td rowspan="1">​Maynardville, Wynberg, 7800<br></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div>​​​ <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> Our Public Participation Unit will assist you if you would like to submit comments but have a disability, or are unable to read or write. See contact details below.</p></div></div><h4>Anthea Bendie</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 400 1450</a><br><br> Email:<br><a href=""></a></em></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>For more information and general enquires, contact:</p><h4>Customer Call Centre</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>0860 103 089</a></em></p><p>Follow us on Twitter <a href="" target="_blank">@CityofCTAlerts<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> for the latest updates.</p>GP0|#cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed;L0|#0cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed|Issues open for public comment;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#79e6adda-2aa2-4523-bc29-296828216c9313 November – 13 December 20230



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