The City of Cape Town is inviting residents from Mitchells Plain and interested parties to an information day to learn more about the planned MyCiTi construction along AZ Berman Drive and Stock Road in Mitchells Plain in preparation for the next phase of the MyCiTi bus service. City officials will be available on 13 September at Lobelia Community Hall in Lentegeur to answer questions.
The City of Cape Town intends to start construction in September 2023 along the portion of AZ Berman Drive from north of Nduli Road to Wespoort Drive in Mitchells Plain, in preparation for the roll-out of the next phase of the MyCiTi bus service.
‘It is truly encouraging to see how the team continues to make progress with Phase 2A of MyCiTi. We encourage residents to please join our officials in Lentegeur next week as we are keen to share the details of the upcoming MyCiTi construction that is set to take place along AZ Berman Drive and Stock Road. We want residents to understand just how this bus service will bring quality, safe and scheduled public transport to their community with high frequency public transport along dedicated lanes,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.
It is important to note that all road users and residents will be benefitting from the intersection upgrades with this specific construction project as it will help ease congestion, provide safer cycling and walking lanes, improved street lighting, and landscaping to uplift the surrounding areas.
The public open day details are as follows:
- Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
- Venue: Lobelia Community Hall, Corner of Kreupelhout & Lobelia Streets,
- Time: 14:00 – 18:00
This construction is planned in phases from September 2023 for approximately three years and road works will be limited from 09:00 to 15:00 on weekdays to avoid peak traffic periods.
The construction for Phase 2A is under way in portions. The planned work for this portion of the project will include:
- Construction of kerbside bus stops on Stock Road in the vicinity of Portland Road, Sheffield Road and the Stock Road rail station
- Work on existing bridge embankments on either side of the R300 underpass
- Reconstruction of general traffic lanes to cater for dedicated bus lanes and stations
- Construction of two open stations near Kerrem, Marguerite and Sesame Roads
- Construction of substructures for the Sesame and Marguerite future closed stations
- Construction of non-motorised transport facilities for walking and cycling along the eastern side of AZ Berman Drive
- Signage, landscaping, drainage, road-markings and traffic signal improvements
Although the bulk of construction requires highly specialised skills, the project includes some opportunities to employ local labour and to source goods and services from local subcontractors. Residents who are interested are encouraged to confirm that they are registered and their details up to date at the local Subcouncil. Residents who are not yet registered can look out for new registration drives in each area before work starts.