Department spokesperson Byron la Hoe said about 120 000 vehicles travel along this stretch of road during peak periods.
“The addition of a third lane in both directions will significantly reduce traffic congestion on one of Cape Town’s busiest roads," he said. “The project is expected to be complete by May 2019.
"Work on installing the Freeway Management System, fibre optic bank, and Wemmershoek pipeline is complete, as is work on the concrete retaining walls, Old Oak inbound on-ramp temporary bypass, and the Phase 1 widening of the third lanes in the median. The Old Oak inbound on-ramp is also complete, and open to traffic.”