Robots for deadly crossing

2017-05-23 06:00
Work to install traffic lights at the Turfhall and Benona roads crossing should start in ­November. PHOTO: Earl Haupt

Work to install traffic lights at the Turfhall and Benona roads crossing should start in ­November. PHOTO: Earl Haupt

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Following residents’ concerns traffic-calming measures will be implemented along Turfhall Road.

With several recent accidents resulting in injury and death at the crossing of Turfhall and Benona roads, residents have called for something to be done.

Ward councillor Mark Kleinschmidt said at a recent meeting that he had submitted complaints from residents to the City of Cape Town following several accidents.

Eddie Andrews, Mayco member (South), says processes will start later this month.

“It is anticipated that the construction tender associated with these works will be advertised around the end of May,” says ­Andrews.

The installation of traffic lights will be funded through the City’s integrated rapid transit (IRT) plan.

The cost of the project will only be finalised after the tender process is done, he says.

“The work is estimated take up to 24 months, starting in November, and is expected to be completed during November 2019,” says Andrews.

The upgrade has been recommended in terms of the citywide IRT Phase 2a corridor roll-out.

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