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City making good progress with road resurfacing and repairs ahead of the rainy season<div>Councillor Rob Quintas visited the following projects to get an update on the work that has been completed thus far:<br></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Elsies River, where the City is currently resurfacing various roads in the Leonsdale and Avon area. Up to 4,5 km of the planned 8 km of resurfacing has been completed thus far.</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Gardens, in the inner-city, where the resurfacing will be completed by the end of May. This team has recently completed the resurfacing of Signal Hill Road and a few roads in Tamboerskloof. Once the Tamboerskloof and Gardens work is complete the team will move on to resurfacing various roads in Oranjezicht and Vredehoek until the end of May, if all goes as planned.</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Makhaza, where reconstruction and resurfacing work is being done along Japtha K Masemola Road. This project should be complete by mid-June. The team is currently busy with the reconstruction of the first 130 m from the intersection with Baden Powell Drive. The existing stormwater infrastructure such as the catch pits and manholes will also be raised.</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>In Strand where the roads team has recently done the resurfacing along various residential roads. This work should be complete by next week. The team will now commence with the resurfacing of Beach Road between Sarel Cilliers Street and Main Road which will continue until the end of May .</div><div><img src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;" /><br></div><div>‘The City’s Roads Infrastructure Management department project teams are working hard to complete as much road resurfacing and repairs over the next few weeks, before our rainy season arrives in full swing. The teams I joined yesterday in Elsies River, Makhaza, Somerset West and the inner-city are doing a remarkable job with quality maintenance work. Most of the projects I visited should be complete over the next few weeks. I would like to thank residents for their patience while we finalise this important maintenance ahead of our rainy season. This sort of repair work and resurfacing can only be done in drier weather conditions, thus, we have to do as much as we can within a finite period.</div><div><img src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;" /><br></div><div>‘Residents in these areas will soon be able to enjoy well maintained roads and stormwater infrastructure in these areas. Once complete, I appeal to the public to assist us in keeping the roads in a good condition by reporting pooling water, water leaks or the illegal disposal of water on our roads via the City’s website. By residents joining us in the fight against road deterioration due to leaks and the illegal disposal of water, we can better maintain our roads, and keep Cape Town moving, together,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.</div><div><img src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;" /><br></div><div>The City has prioritised the work along roads that carry the most traffic. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The City is aware that in some areas, the permanent pothole repairs have not been done yet; these will be addressed. Some of the repairs are not a permanent solution, but a crucial first step in ensuring public safety and mitigating further damage to the road. This temporary solution prevents a small pothole from becoming a much larger hole later. Permanent repairs are done in dry conditions.</div><div><img src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:601px;" /><br></div><div>End</div><div><br></div>2024-04-29T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#64b963e9-b332-43e2-a913-8829ff3d5853;L0|#064b963e9-b332-43e2-a913-8829ff3d5853|road;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#0f9ef4b6-2013-4632-8eef-738412de9010;L0|#00f9ef4b6-2013-4632-8eef-738412de9010|project10

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