The City’s Urban Mobility Directorate will soon commence with major construction work along Turfhall Road in the Lansdowne area as part of the roll-out of the MyCiTi bus service to connect commuters from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha with Wynberg and Claremont. The project will take about three years to complete.

Construction work soon commence along Turfhall Road (M24) between the intersection with the M5 freeway in the west and the intersection with Castor and Benona Roads in the east. The impacted section is 1,7 km in distance.

‘The roll-out of the second phase of the MyCiTi bus service to the metro-south east is a mammoth undertaking. Over the next three financial years the City will have a number of major construction projects ongoing to implement the dedicated red bus lanes, stations and stops; and improvements to roads and transport facilities to bring scheduled, affordable, safe, and reliable public transport service to over 30 communities.

‘Multiple construction projects are currently under way in many of the areas already, and as we embark on the latest project along Turfhall Road I want to thank communities and road users in advance for their support and understanding. We are committed to do the work as fast as we can, and to mitigate the impact as much as possible,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.

Project detail:

  • Reconstruction of two eastbound and two westbound lanes along Turfhall Road, with turning lanes at the intersections with the M5/Racecourse Road; Chukker Road and Sir Alfred Avenue; Woodbury and Civic Roads; and Flamingo Road in the west
  • Construction of two dedicated bus lanes in the median of Turfhall Road
  • Construction of walkways and cycle lanes on both sides of Turfhall Road
  • Relocation and upgrade of bulk water mains and sewer mains
  • Improvements to traffic signals and drainage, and new road markings

The construction work will be done in phases.

Planned work:

The road reserve along the northern side of Turfhall Road will be impacted first as we need to relocate the underground services – streetlights, electrical cables, water mains, sewer mains, and stormwater infrastructure, starting at the M5 and working towards the direction of Flamingo and Benona Roads

  • The first phase concerns the widening of the road shoulder, reconstruction of the median along Turfhall Road, and construction of walking and cycle lanes
  • The second phase concerns the construction of the westbound carriageway (two lanes) towards the M5 and Dalewood Road
  • The third phase concerns the construction of the eastbound carriageway towards Jan Smuts Drive
  • The fourth phase concerns the construction of the two dedicated bus lanes in the median

The work will take place between 09:00 and 15:00 on weekdays to minimise the impact on road users during peak periods; and work on weekends and public holidays may happen as/when needed.

Temporary detours and walkways for pedestrians will be implemented; residents will have access to their properties at all times.

Pending any delays or unforeseen challenges, the project will be complete by July 2027.

‘We will do our utmost best to keep disruptions to a minimum. Unfortunately, roadworks and construction projects are always inconvenient. I want to encourage commuters to please avoid the area and use alternative routes where possible.

‘There will be temporary work opportunities available as part of this project, thus, please register with the City’s Jobseekers Database at your local subcouncil,’ said Councillor Quintas.