The City’s Transport Directorate has recently completed the rehabilitation of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road. The project commenced in September 2017, and up to 4 km of road has been rehabilitated during this two-year period.

The roadworks were essential because the road was in an extremely poor condition. The bridge over the Sir Lowry’s River was substandard and unsafe, particularly for pedestrians. Numerous pedestrians, including school children use the road and the sidewalks to walk through the village. Thus, improved and new non-motorised transport (NMT) facilities were required for safety reasons.

The residents and the local economy of the area benefited through the injection of approximately R11,8 million in employment opportunities during the contract.

START DATE: 2017

PLANNED END DATE: December 2019

PROJECT STATUS: Complete

INVESTMENT: R72,5 million

SCOPE OF WORK 

  • Rehabilitation of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road from the N2 highway to the Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road – a stretch of approximately 1,6 km
  • Rehabilitation of a portion of Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road – a stretch of approximately 2,4 km
  • New widened bridge over the Sir Lowry’s River, including new sidewalks on both sides
  • New underground stormwater infrastructure to replace the open channels
  • New sidewalks from the N2 into the village on one side of the road; new sidewalks through the village on both sides of the road; and new sidewalks from William Sargent Street along Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road to Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road
  • Improved street lighting
  • New traffic calming measures, including two new raised intersections, a raised pedestrian crossing with two new speed humps, and a new traffic circle
  • Improved level crossing at the railway line
  • Improved taxi rank on Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road
  • Widening of a portion of Old Sir Lowry Pass Road