Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Upgrade of Bosmansdam/N7 interchange underway

By Tina George
21 November 2007

Motorists using the Bosmansdam/N7 interchange will soon experience improved traffic flow after the City of Cape Town’s on going requests for upgrades were accepted by Provincial Government roads infrastructure branch.

“We are very pleased to report that the Provincial Government Roads branch has accepted our proposals to proceed with the much needed improvements to the Bosmansdam/N7 interchange,” says Chairperson of De Grendal Sub – Council, James Vos..

Vos says that they have negotiated with the branch since 1997 about the needed improvements to come and are elated with the outcome and progress.

“We now await the roads department implementation details and financial indications to see exactly when we can expect the improvement to be undertaken,” says Vos.

The improvements to the interchange consist of additional lanes on three legs of the system. The south bound leg from Milnerton, the west bound leg from Edgemead and the East bound leg from Montague Gardens.

“The N7 particularly is under revision and has been subject to assessments. Due to these assessments strategic changes were made to accommodate all types of vehicles that being light and heavy motor vehicles because of the increase in volume along that section of roadway,” says spokesperson for Traffic, Searle Johannes.

Within the eastern half of the interchange, an added lane will be constructed on the link between the east and west bound carriageways of Bosmansdam Road.

This particular lane will allow better use of the green signal time alleviating peak hour traffic flows at the interchange.

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