City Enhances Cape Town Stadium Entrance

Construction of roads to facilitate pedestrian access to and from Green Point Stadium


One of the excellent benefits of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa is that a number of infrastructural projects are being fast tracked for the event.

Obviously this will create several temporary problems with for example road works in Cape Town.

One of these developments in Green Point is the construction of roads that will facilitate pedestrian access to and from the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.

Motorists and pedestrians who use the roads located around the new Green Point Stadium will have to be redirected until December next year.

This construction began in April on the R75m Granger Bay Boulevard project between Main Road and Beach Road. The construction period for the project is approximately 19 months.

The traffic circle at the intersection with Western Boulevard will be reconstructed to allow for pedestrian access to and from the new Green Point Stadium.

Existing traffic flows using the circle have will be diverted onto a temporary bypass road which is being constructed around the circle in order to allow the construction of the new traffic circle to proceed.

A new intersection, with traffic signals, has also been constructed on Western Boulevard to link Western Boulevard to Main Road and to Bill Peters Drive.

There will be a new link between Main Road and Western Boulevard and Bill Peters Drive which will be opened by Friday 8 August as a first step in diverting traffic from the existing Green Point traffic circle.

Thereafter, the existing road link between the Green Point traffic circle and Main Road, opposite York Road, will be closed to allow the new bypass road to be completed.

Road signs will be provided to assist road users in finding the alternative route.

“Although this project has long been part of the City’s Transport Plan, its implementation has been expedited by the advent of the FIFA 2010 World Cup tournament,” says the City’s Director: Roads and Stormwater, Henry du Plessis.

“It is just one more example of how the tournament is providing a catalyst for accelerated development that will, in general, benefit Capetonians as a whole but, in this specific instance, the residents of Green Point and Sea Point in particular.”

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