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Residents encouraged to comment on City proposals for Voortrekker Road upgrade​The City of Cape Town has reviewed a 58-year-old road scheme related to the upgrade of a section of Voortrekker Road in Maitland and Kensington<span><p></p></span><p>'The City's Urban Mobility Directorate intends to upgrade a section of Voortrekker Road in Maitland and Kensington. These upgrades form part of the City's Congestion Relief Programme, which focuses on projects that will assist to improve traffic flow in the morning and afternoon when commuters experience congestion along key transport routes. </p><p>'Voortrekker Road is an important artery between the eastern and western suburbs, connecting commuters from Kuils River and Bellville with Parow, Goodwood, Epping, and Observatory. We have reviewed the 1964 road scheme for Voortrekker Road from the M5 to the M7 and I encourage the public to comment on these proposed upgrades that form part of our new concept design. All submissions will be taken into consideration before we finalise this concept plan for a detailed design. If all goes as planned, the City intends to commence with the construction work by 2025,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.<br></p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:780px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>As part of the road scheme review, the Urban Mobility Directorate undertook a transport study that analysed Voortrekker Road between the M5 and the M7, covering a distance of about 6km, including all transport modes from rail, to road-based public and private transport, pedestrian movement, and cycling. All intersections and road links with Voortrekker Road were also analysed in terms of current efficiency and future transport demands.</p><p>Given the magnitude of this project, the upgrade will be implemented in phases. </p><p>The statutory public commenting process is an important aspect of this undertaking. Funding can be made available for construction only once the detailed design has been concluded after residents have commented on the draft concept design.</p><p><strong>The public is requested to comment on the proposals for the first phase, which entail the following:</strong></p><ul><li>The realignment of Camp Road to Beach Road and the signalisation of this intersection with Voortrekker Road</li><li>The widening of Koeberg Road between Voortrekker Road and Royal Road</li><li>The dualling of Voortrekker Road between Station Road in Maitland and 12<sup>th</sup> Avenue in Kensington, together with improvements at intersections to assist with traffic flow, and the provision of walking and cycling lanes</li><li>Pedestrian bridges over the railway line in the vicinity of 4<sup>th</sup> Avenue</li><li>Upgrading of the intersections at 4<sup>th </sup>Avenue and 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue in Kensington</li></ul><p>More information is available on the City's website at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </p><p><strong>How to comment:</strong></p><ul><li>Send an email to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> (quote reference: 110222301)</li><li>Visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>Submit written comments by hand at the Subcouncil 15 office, Pinelands Training Centre, St Stephens Road, Central Square, Pinelands</li><li>The closing date for comments is 15 September 2022 </li></ul><p>The City is also hosting two public information days where residents and affected parties can ask officials questions for clarity.</p><p><strong>The information days are taking place as follows:</strong></p><ul><li>Tuesday, 23 August 2022, at the Maitland Town Hall from 15:00 to 19:00</li><li>Tuesday, 30 August 2022, at the Kensington Civic Centre from 16:00 to 19:00</li></ul><p>'I encourage the local communities from Maitland and Kensington to participate in this process by either attending the information days, or submitting comments online. The City is always looking at ways to improve road safety and traffic flow, and this is an opportunity to make your voice heard. The more people participate, the better,' said Councillor Quintas. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-08-14T22:00:00Z1
City advises of water supply disruption in Somerset West The Water and Sanitation Department will be tying in a newly installed pipeline to the existing water supply main along Drama Street in the Somerset West<p>Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this tie-in.</p><p>'We consider the impact on residents and possible water losses carefully when we do infrastructure maintenance, repairs and upgrades. This work forms part of the City's water pipeline replacement programme, which addresses the replacement of water supply infrastructure in accordance with set criteria. The maintenance crew will attend to the pipe replacement in the shortest possible timeframe,' said Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation.</p><p>Consumers are kindly requested to store water upfront in clean, sealed containers for domestic consumption and ensure that all taps are closed to prevent water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.</p><p>A water tanker will be located at the corner of Drama and Caledon Streets behind the community gardens in Somerset West to provide water for domestic consumption where required.</p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused, but it is imperative that it maintains its water supply infrastructure to benefit its consumers.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>End</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong> </strong></p><p><br></p>2022-08-14T22:00:00Z1
City calling on Strand residents to comment on proposed one-way conversions The City of Cape Town's Coastal Management branch will be constructing a new promenade and enhancing the existing sea wall along Beach Road, Strand.<p>​</p><span><p>The City of Cape Town's Coastal Management branch will be constructing a new promenade and enhancing the existing sea wall along Beach Road, Strand. </p><p>In order to achieve this, the City proposes to convert a portion of Beach Road into a one-way street for west-bound traffic and for Haarlem Street to be converted into a one-way to accommodate east-bound traffic. </p><p>'Our teams are busy finalising the design and implementation of the second phase of the Strand sea wall rehabilitation project but in order to achieve the successful implementation of the next phase, it became evident that changes needed to be made to the current layout of roads in the surrounding residential area,' said the City's Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:602px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p><strong>The proposals entail the following:</strong></p><ul><li>To turn a portion of Beach Road into a one-way between the intersections with St Andrews Drive and Haarlem Street for west bound traffic</li></ul><ul><li>To turn Haarlem Street into a one-way to accommodate east bound traffic </li><li>The proposed changes to the street lay-out will become permanent once construction is completed. </li></ul><p>Phase two of the Strand sea wall rehabilitation project will deal with the wave over-topping and windblown sand issues which require an intervention. This forms part of the maintenance and rehabilitation of City infrastructure intended for the Strand area.</p><p>The City is now giving the local community an opportunity to submit their views and comments.</p><p>'The conversion of a portion of Beach Road into a one-way will ease traffic congestion along the beachfront and will improve road safety for all users. I encourage the community from Strand and interested parties to please participate in this process by either attending the open day, or submitting comments online. We know this is a community that takes great pride in their local beachfront and I encourage all to please make their voices heard and to submit comments,' said Alderman Andrews.<br></p><p><br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:772px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>The City invites all residents and interested and affected parties to an open day where City officials will be present to answer questions, and note comments.</p><p><strong>The open day will be hosted as follows:</strong></p><ul><li>Wednesday, 24 August 2022</li><li>From 16:00 to 19:00 </li><li>At Strand Town Hall, corner of Fagan Street and Main Road , Strand.</li></ul><p><strong>To comment:</strong></p><ul><li>Visit the City's website at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>  </li><li>Attend the open day</li><li>Send an email to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> (please quote reference: 210222301)</li><li>Hand deliver to: Subcouncil 8, Municipal Offices, Piet Retief Street, Strand</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-08-14T22:00:00Z1
Repair of footways in Mitchells PlainRepairing of footways.<p>The work entails the following:</p><ul><li>Demolishing and removal of existing damaged concrete footways</li><li>Reinstating layer works, where required</li><li>Constructing of protection layer at the back of footways, where required</li><li>Applying prime coat and asphalt surfacing</li><li>Repairing of guardrails, where required<br></li></ul><div>‘We are committed to keeping our residents safe while on the road and Cape Town’s roads well-maintained. Preventative work and ongoing maintenance is crucial in prolonging the lifespan of our roads and footways. Once completed, the new footways will improve pedestrian safety. </div><div><br></div><div>‘On this note I want to stress that illegal sand mining and cable theft undermine the work that we do. When people dig footways open for illegal sand mining, or excavate footways to steal cables, the safety of our residents is compromised. I urge all to please report these illegal activities to the City and the South African Police Service,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>End</div><div><br>  <br></div><p><br></p>2022-08-13T22:00:00Z1







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