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Widening of Bosmansdam Road to get underway

New project is expected to further improve traffic flows.

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Date 16 March 2018

A contract to widen Bosmansdam Road to provide dual lanes between Montague Drive and Koeberg Road in both directions has been awarded  and construction is expected to get under way this month.

The project is being undertaken by the Rabie Property Group for the City of Cape Town and is the second last external infrastructure project it is required to do to release bulk for development within Century City, says Rabie director, Colin Green.

He said they went out to tender late last year and the R40m contract had now been awarded to Cornfield Construction.

“The contract has a 40-week construction period and should be completed in late 2018.”

Green said Bosmansdam Road accounted for 40% of the traffic to and from Century City and the road widening was expected to significantly improve peak traffic flows in the area.

It follows an earlier infrastructure project undertaken by Rabie which included the creation of an additional left turn only lane from Bosmansdam Road into Century Avenue; the creation of an additional permanent left lane out of the new Bridgeways precinct into Sable Road with a dedicated free flowing left turn onto the collector distributor road (the road running parallel to the N1); a queue jump lane for the MyCiTi Bus on Sable Road to improve travel time to the train station and a free flowing left hand turn from the N1 Exit 10 offramp into Sable Road going west towards Century City.

“As a result, peak hour traffic congestion around Century City has decreased significantly in recent years notwithstanding the fact that further new development has come on stream.

“This new project is expected to further improve traffic flows,”says Green.