The City of Cape Town has invested R124 million for road upgrades in Bishop Lavis, which forms part of the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme.
The city aims to develop under-utilised public space in the Bishop Lavis town centre precinct and rehabilitate 80 roads in the area over the next two years. The city’s Spatial Planning and Urban Design Department is currently working on designing an urban node.
Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor of Cape Town says, “Over the past five years, the City of Cape Town has invested millions of rand in various road upgrades in communities across the metro because we understand that working roads ensure that economic activity can continue unhampered.”
She continues, “We have also spent R20 million as part of Mayoral Redress projects in Macassar, Bellville South, Phola Park, Scottsdene, Wallacedene, Elsies River, Belhar, Delft and Valhalla Park to implement road upgrades and infrastructure projects. Last year, the city undertook a number of projects to improve public transport. These included R170 million on road upgrades in Grassy Park, Athlone, Gugulethu and Philippi. Some of the most recent projects include the R55,4 million upgrade of major traffic arteries in Woodstock, Paarden Eiland and Wynberg.
“Access to quality roads is an integral part of redressing apartheid spatial planning as this ensures that residents can move easily and safely. During this project more than R2,7 million will be spent on employing local labour through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and work to the value of R3,6 million will be contracted to local businesses,” concludes de Lille.