City making steady progress with rehabilitation of Tafelberg Road

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The City of Cape Town is making steady progress with the rehabilitation of Tafelberg Road. Work commenced in February this year and to date, up to 85% of the stormwater infrastructure along this road has been replaced, improved, and rehabilitated. This is critical work as the stormwater infrastructure diverts runoff from rainfall events away from Tafelberg Road to prevent the flooding of infrastructure during normal downpours. Read more below:


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Tafelberg Road is the main access route to the Table Mountain National Park and the Table Mountain aerial cableway, and carries a lot of traffic all-year round. The rehabilitation project will prolong the lifespan of the road, and improve general safety for all users, be it for those visiting the cable car or hiking trails, or for pedestrians enjoying the view.


The rehabilitation work is taking place from the intersection of Tafelberg Road with Kloof Nek Road to the Lower Cableway Station located in the Table Mountain National Park. This section is about 1,3 km long, with work taking place Monday to Friday, from 07:00 to 18:00. 


‘We are implementing a stop-go-system on a day-by-day basis, along the section where work is happening to minimise the impact on those using Tafelberg Road. I am satisfied with our progress, and for now, all is on track for the project to be completed within the 12-month period by February next year. I want to thank road users, visitors, and residents for their patience and ongoing support, and also want to caution all to be careful around the work areas, in particular on rainy days when visibility is poor,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.


The project entails the following:


  • Restoration and upgrade of the road
  • Rehabilitation of parking facilities
  • Rehabilitation of stormwater infrastructure
  • Building a sidewalk along the 1,3 km section to improve pedestrian safety
  • Restoration of embankment retaining structures to protect the infrastructure against mudslides and severe weather events


‘The Urban Mobility team is trying their best to complete the rehabilitation of the stormwater infrastructure before the worst of the winter rains hit us. The purpose of the infrastructure is to divert runoff from rainfall events away from the road, and to mitigate flooding during heavy downpours. We will keep the public informed of our progress in coming months,’ said Councillor Quintas. 


The City continues to partner with SANParks on various aspects of this project.