Road upgrades complete

Rhino Way, before.

A R10 million street upgrade project in Ocean View by Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, is now complete.

The project included the installation of pavement, layer works of roads and sidewalks, stormwater drainage, road traffic signs and markings, and erosion protection and control.

TCT said it had upgraded 17 streets as part of the project, and ensured that local labour had been employed from the community of Ocean View.

They said they had also appointedcommunity-based subcontractors where possible, for example for the installation of retaining wall blocks, the installation of kerbing along the roads and sidewalks, and the construction of manholes.

The upgrade was planned following an assessment of the condition of the roads in the area.

Some roads were found to be in a poor condition, while certain areas of road had deteriorated to such an extent that in some instances the base course layer was exposed to the elements.

This results in excessive pavement deformations and the formation of open potholes of varying sizes as well as structural defects.

“Road maintenance is ex-
tremely important as it ensures safety and provides economic and social benefits,” said the City’smayoralcommittee
member for transport, Brett Herron.

“With an increase in traffic levels, the need for road maintenance increases. This street upgrade project will allow both pedestrians and motorists to move around the area safely,” he said.

“The City will continue in its endeavours to bring about redress through the provision of improved infrastructure in these communities,” he said.