The City’s Road Infrastructure Management Department is set to commence with the repair of footways in Morgenster Road and Highlands Drive between Merrydale Avenue and AZ Berman Drive in Mitchells Plain. The work is scheduled for mid-August and the first week of September 2022, pending unforeseen delays and inclement weather.

The work entails the following:

  • Demolishing and removal of existing damaged concrete footways
  • Reinstating layer works, where required
  • Constructing of protection layer at the back of footways, where required
  • Applying prime coat and asphalt surfacing
  • Repairing of guardrails, where required

‘We are committed to keeping our residents safe while on the road and Cape Town’s roads well-maintained. Preventative work and ongoing maintenance is crucial in prolonging the lifespan of our roads and footways. Once completed, the new footways will improve pedestrian safety.

‘On this note I want to stress that illegal sand mining and cable theft undermine the work that we do. When people dig footways open for illegal sand mining, or excavate footways to steal cables, the safety of our residents is compromised. I urge all to please report these illegal activities to the City and the South African Police Service,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.