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Council repairing damaged Sable Road Bridge Traffic Signals

The City Council is working hard to fix traffic signal infrastructure on Sable Road bridge

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Date 22 March 2018

The City Council is working hard to fix traffic signal infrastructure on Sable Road bridge which has been damaged twice in 10 days in motor vehicle accidents exacerbating peak hour traffic congestion.

The first accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday 11 March when the driver of a minibus taxi coming up the ramp from the N1 slammed into the traffic light on Sable Road bridge near the Century City Station.

City Council staff worked all last week repairing the traffic signals and restoring the power supply.  When they realised the detectors had also been damaged they had to call in a specialised repair team. This team began work on Monday this week and was hoping to finish up yesterday, the public holiday.

However, at 1.16am yesterday, another motorist coming up the N1 offramp ploughed into the traffic signal box on Sable Road Bridge also on the side of the train station. The City traffic authorities were again contacted and had a team working on trying to repair the damage all yesterday.

The worst traffic congestion was experienced last Friday after power outages throughout Cape Town effected traffic timing signals at many intersections including Sable Road. On top of this, the traffic congestion on connecting roads including, in particular, the N7 caused by a major oil spill and a fire near the Tank Farm, exacerbated the traffic build up at Century City and surrounds.

On behalf of the City of Cape Town we apologise to all stakeholders for the inconvenience caused and assure you we are in constant communication with them to ensure the traffic signals are rectified as soon as possible. Your patience in this regard is greatly appreciated.

The City Council is working hard to fix traffic signal infrastructure on Sable Road bridge which has been damaged twice in 10 days in motor vehicle accidents exacerbating peak hour traffic congestion.

The first accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday 11 March when the driver of a minibus taxi coming up the ramp from the N1 slammed into the traffic light on Sable Road bridge near the Century City Station.

City Council staff worked all last week repairing the traffic signals and restoring the power supply.  When they realised the detectors had also been damaged they had to call in a specialised repair team. This team began work on Monday this week and was hoping to finish up yesterday, the public holiday.

However, at 1.16am yesterday, another motorist coming up the N1 off-ramp ploughed into the traffic signal box on Sable Road Bridge also on the side of the train station. The City traffic authorities were again contacted and had a team working on trying to repair the damage all yesterday.

The worst traffic congestion was experienced last Friday after power outrages throughout Cape Town effected traffic timing signals at many intersections including Sable Road. On top of this, the traffic congestion on connecting roads including, in particular, the N7 caused by a major oil spill and a fire near the Tank Farm, exacerbated the traffic build up at Century City and surrounds.

On behalf of the City of Cape Town we apologise to all stakeholders for the inconvenience caused and assure you we are in constant communication with them to ensure the traffic signals are rectified as soon as possible. Your patience in this regard is greatly appreciated.