The City of Cape Town has invested R25,4 million to resurface and rehabilitate roads in Khayelitsha for the period 1 July 2020 to date. Some of the projects have been completed, and others are either under way, or in the planning phase.
All-in-all, the projects cover a distance of 9 160 metres in areas such as Philippi East, Browns Farm, Nonqubela, Tafelsig, and Samora Machel.
‘Every financial year, the City’s Transport Directorate allocates a budget for road maintenance projects for each area across Cape Town. I am proud to say that the team for the Khayelitsha area has excelled, despite the delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and unrest and vandalism at some of the sites where roadworks had to be temporarily stopped in the interest of the safety of the contractors and workers. We are focused and committed to keep on delivering services to communities, and request residents to please support these projects where they are ongoing, or due to commence soon,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase
Over R14 million has been allocated for projects to resurface roads, covering a distance of 6 559 meters:
- Mlonji Road from Debeza to Hobohobo Streets, completed, Browns Farm
- Mdlambila Street from Mbovane Road to Mdlambila Street, completed, Browns Farm
- Luzuko Street from Govan Mbeki Road to the Cul-de-Sac, completed, Philippi East
- Govan Mbeki Road at the intersection with NY76, partially completed, work to resume in May 2021, Philippi East
- Bristol Road from New Eisleben Road to Amsterdam Street, partially completed, work to resume in May 2021, Browns Farm
- Amsterdam Street at the intersection with Kobodi and Dyushu Streets, completed, Browns Farm
- Sheffield Road from New Eisleben Road to Vietnam Drive, work to resume in May 2021, Philippi East
- Sheffield Road from Singolamthi Road to Amsterdam Street, work to resume in May 2021, Philippi East
- Moonwood Drive from Boston Street to Govan Mbeki Road, work to resume in May 2021, Philippi
- Maphongwana Avenue from Japhta K Masemola Road to Solomon Tshuku Avenue, work to resume in May 2021, Mxolisi Phetani
- Bonga Drive from Pama Road to Sulani Drive, work to resume in May 2021, Nonqubela
- Solomon Tshuku Avenue from Idaba Avenue to Japhta K Masemola Road, work to resume in May 2021, Mxolisi Phetani
- Njongo Avenue from Solomon Tshuku Avenue to Njabulo Street, work to resume in May 2021, Mxolisi Phetani
- Nyathi Street from Japhta K Masemola Road to Sulani Drive, work to resume in May 2021, Nonqubela
- Oliver Tambo Road from Helen Joseph Road to Weltevreden Parkway, work to resume within the next week, Samora Machel
A further R11,3 million has been allocated for projects to rehabilitate roads covering a distance of 2 601 meters:
- Paulsberg Street from Kilimanjaro Street to Spine Road, completed, Tafelsig
- Japhta K Masemola Road from Bonga Drive to Icelekwane Street, work in progress, Nonqubela
- White Hart Lane from Weltevreden Parkway to Eland Road, work to commence within the next week, Philippi
‘We are excited to see all of these projects completed so that residents and road users can benefit from the improvements. Cape Town’s road network is one of the city’s biggest assets – without roads we cannot travel to work, school, or hospital; neither can we transport goods. Thus, a well-developed road network is critical for every person living and working in Cape Town. We are, therefore, conducting regular planned maintenance and improvements to keep the road network in a good condition,’ said Alderman Purchase.