Transport for Cape Town will spend approximately R103 million on a major project to turn a section of Broadway Boulevard into a dual carriageway.
The project will commence within the next three weeks and will take about two-and-a-half years to complete. Broadway Boulevard is one of the main arteries in Strand and serves as an access route to the N2 freeway and Gordon’s Bay.
Residents from Strand are well acquainted with the traffic congestion along Broadway Boulevard during the morning and afternoon peak-hour periods. “Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City of Cape Town transport authority, has identified this artery as one of the roads in need of investment – firstly to provide relief for those who are using the road to get to where they need to be, and secondly to accommodate the expected increase in traffic in future,” said City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Brett Herron.
The City’s Congestion Management Programme has prioritised Broadway Boulevard in Strand as one of the pressure points in the city. The programme dictates how TCT will spend an additional R750 million, over a period of five years, for road infrastructure projects to address traffic congestion.
The tender process for the Broadway Boulevard project has been finalised. Herron says that the contractor will be on site within the next three weeks to commence with the roadworks. This is a major investment in the Strand road infrastructure. It will take at least 30 months to complete if everything goes as planned.”
Broadway Boulevard will be turned into a dual carriageway between the intersection with Main Road (R44) and Beach Road, with an island separating the two carriageways. An additional 5 km of road will be constructed.
Traffic signals will be installed and upgraded at seven intersections: Broadway Boulevard and Beach Road; Broadway Boulevard and Victoria Street; Broadway Boulevard and Da Gama Street; Broadway Boulevard and Sarel Cilliers Street; Broadway Boulevard and Main Road; Broadway Boulevard and Altena Road; and Broadway Boulevard and George Street.
The project is due for completion by the end of 2018.