The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority recently started resurfacing a 300-metre stretch of the Fish Hoek Promenade between The Galley restaurant and the lighthouse.
The work is scheduled to take three months and should be completed by September, if all goes as planned.
Mayoral committee member for area south, Eddie Andrews said the work entailed the resurfacing of the main promenade and cross-paths, the installation of new benches and upgrading of the drainage at the railway subway at the end of Jaggers Walk.
Some stormwater drainage will also be improved and the work will have little impact on the traffic in the area and is being implemented in phases.
Areas where work is not actively taking place will be opened to the public to allow visitors to access the beach.
Mr Andrews said the upgrade was a long overdue repair and improvement to the run-down beachfront infrastructure that would benefit all visitors to Fish Hoek Beach and was identified by the newly created Coastal Management Branch as a project that would deliver significant benefits to the area. “I am excited to see the start of this project which is set to encourage the optimal use of the walkway, and which will enhance visitors’ experience of the surrounding area. Seeing that the walking surface will be improved, it will also add to the safety and enjoyment of visitors of all ages and abilities,” said Mr Andrews.