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Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road turned into a dual carriageway<span style="line-height:1.6;">‘The past few years have seen a number of new developments alongside Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road, bringing with them a significant increase in traffic between the new residential areas and the Somerset West central business district. The current road requires a complete reconstruction – partly because it has reached the end of its life cycle, and partly due to the steady increase in the number of vehicles travelling along this section every day,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.</span><div><span style="line-height:1.6;"><br></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;">Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, commenced with the project in September last year and the completion date is set for early 2017, if all goes according to plan.</span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;"><br></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;"></span><span style="line-height:1.6;">‘The project is nearly half way. Motorists driving past will notice the extensive road excavations on the eastbound-side where stormwater infrastructure is being installed. The layerworks for the new road are also progressing well,’ said Councillor Herron.</span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;"><br></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;">Once the eastbound carriageway is completed, the existing Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road will be demolished and rebuilt from start to form the westbound carriageway.</span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;"><br></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;">‘Once completed, the section of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road between Hazelden Drive and Bizweni Road will be a dual carriageway – similar to the section between Main Road and Schapenberg Road. We are also constructing sidewalks along the eastbound and westbound carriageways as there are currently no pedestrian facilities along this popular route to the Van der Stel railway station. Furthermore, a cycle lane will be provided in the shoulder as well as streetlights along the median and traffic signals at the entrances to the new residential developments,’ said Councillor Herron.</span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;"><br></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;">The other section of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road leading towards Sir Lowry’s Pass will be turned into a dual carriageway as and when funding becomes available.</span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;"><br></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.6;">‘The upgrading of the road is very much dependent on further developments along this road as the refurbishment will be jointly funded by the City and developers,’ said Councillor Herron.</span></div>2016-02-24T22:00:00ZGP0|#e3c03ac1-845c-4119-815d-e796340463ba;L0|#0e3c03ac1-845c-4119-815d-e796340463ba|Community news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#1596e104-b1e8-47f6-9db5-263896676e0a;L0|#01596e104-b1e8-47f6-9db5-263896676e0a|subcouncil;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#a33ad8c8-56f3-4de4-b0bd-af95fb899e66;L0|#0a33ad8c8-56f3-4de4-b0bd-af95fb899e66|transport for cape town;GP0|#0697441f-1d22-448b-b2a2-a992ed2a450a;L0|#00697441f-1d22-448b-b2a2-a992ed2a450a|Urban development1

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