The City, in partnership with Milnerton Estates and Garden Cities developers, is in the process of converting Sandown Road and Malibongwe Drive up to the Potsdam interchange into a dual carriageway.

The project is progressing well and is envisaged to be completed by July 2020.

These upgrades, together with the completion of the link between Malibongwe Drive and Giel Basson Drive which is currently under construction further south, will greatly contribute to relieve congestion to and from the Blaauwberg area.

The developer, Milnerton Estates, is funding the bulk of the costs for the construction for the dualling of Sandown Road and Malibongwe Drive, as well as the upgrade of the Potsdam interchange.

Garden Cities, another developer, is undertaking the bulk of the funding for the dualling of Sandown Road from Sunningdale Drive to Parklands Main Road.

The City is contributing approximately R66 million (excluding VAT) to these improvements and the Western Cape Government is involved in the implementation of the Loop Ramp onto the N7.

Work completed thus far:

  • Dualling of Sandown Road from Sunningdale Drive to Malibongwe Drive (M12): The road layer-works and kerbs installation on this section have commenced.
  • Construction of a bridge over the existing railway line: The erection of the bridge superstructure is nearing completion, and the bridge deck is in the process of being completed.
  • The culvert crossings have been completed and the kerbs are being laid between Parklands Main Road and Potsdam Road. The layer-work to the slip lanes from Potsdam Road onto the N7 Bridge is being constructed.
  • Upgrade of the N7/Malibongwe Drive (M12) Potsdam interchange with a loop on-ramp in the north-eastern quadrant: The construction of the loop ramp has commenced.
  • The relocation of the underground services between Sandown Road and Parklands Main Road. The last section of the sewer pipeline crossing Sandown Road at Sunningdale Drive is being installed by pipe-jacking to ensure that traffic disruptions are minimised.
  • The Cedar Road signalised intersection was opened on 24 January 2020.

As of January 2020, the construction of road layerworks between Wood Drive and Whitehall Way has commenced and access to businesses off Sandown Road along this section will be closed until the end of February 2020.

START DATE: October 2018

PLANNED END DATE: July 2020

PROJECT STATUS: Underway

INVESTMENT: R140 million

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Dualling of Sandown Road from Sunningdale Drive to Malibongwe Drive (M12)
  • Construction of a bridge over the existing railway line
  • Dualling of Malibongwe Drive (M12) from Sandown Road to the N7/M12 interchange
  • Upgrade of the N7/Malibongwe Drive (M12) Potsdam interchange with a loop on-ramp in the north-eastern quadrant
  • Relocation of a sewer pipeline and water main
  • Construction of road layerworks between Wood Drive and Whitehall Way