Cape Town - The City of Cape Town on Wednesday said it has budgeted approximately R49 million for the extension of Belhar Main Road in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion in Highbury and the surrounding areas and to help expand the local economy in Kuils River.
The project, which is expected to take up to 20 months, will commence next month, according to City’s mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase.
She said the extension of Belhar Main Road will also allow for improved accessibility to and from the area. The City met with community leaders on Tuesday to discuss the details of the project and will soon host an open day where local residents will have the opportunity to get more information.
“Traffic congestion in Highbury, and especially on Belhar Main Road, has increased significantly over the years. To address this we have decided to provide a link between Highbury Road and Stellendale Road to improve access for residents and local businesses,” she said.
“Once completed, Belhar Main Road will allow for more people to enter and leave the area and support the development of the local economy. Also, this project forms part of the City’s efforts to build strategic roads and links to relieve traffic congestion in the worst affected areas in Cape Town,” added Purchase.