The City of Cape Town is spending approximately R193 million on a major road infrastructure project that forms part of the roll-out of Phase 2a of the MyCiTi bus service.

Once fully rolled out, the proposed Phase 2A of the MyCiTi service will provide access for approximately 1,4 million residents from the outskirts of Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain to the urban centres of Wynberg and Claremont via a direct, efficient and scheduled public transport service.

Jan Smuts Drive (M17) will be transformed into a dual carriageway between the intersections with Turfhall Road (M24) and Govan Mbeki Road (M9), inclusive of two red bus lanes in the median.

Apart from constructing additional lanes, the project includes the upgrade of two busy intersections: Jan Smuts Drive with Turfhall Road and Jan Smuts Drive with Blomvlei Road; as well as a 3 metre-wide walking lane on both sides of the road for pedestrians and cyclists; new signage; and the installation of street lights.

Once completed, the additional lanes will relieve congestion along this section of Jan Smuts Drive, meaning residents will spend less time on the road.

START DATE: July 2018

PLANNED END DATE: December 2020

PROJECT STATUS: Underway

INVESTMENT: R193 million

SCOPE OF WORK 

  • Construct additional lanes
  • New signage
  • Build pedestrian and cycle lanes
  • Construct two dedicated MyCiTi bus lanes
  • Erect MyCiTi station