Upgrades improve traffic

Peak traffic flows at Century City have improved with the recent completion of major infrastructure upgrades including the widening of Sable Road.

Projects, completed at a cost of about R22million by Century City developer Rabie Property Group, include the creation of an additional left turn only lane from Bosmansdam Road into Century Avenue; the creation of an additional permanent left lane out of the new Bridgeways precinct into Sable Road with a dedicated free flowing left turn onto the collector distributor road (the road running parallel to the N1); a queue jump lane for the MyCiTi bus on Sable Road to improve travel time to the railway station and a free flowing left hand turn from the N1 Exit 10 offramp into Sable Road going west towards Century City.

Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA), the non-profit company responsible for the day-to-day running of the Century City precinct, said the road upgrades had eased peak-hour traffic on Ratanga/Sable Road and morning peak hour traffic on Bosmansdam Road.

“It has also made a difference to traffic flows under the Steel Bridge as many motorists are opting to exit Century City via Sable Road even when they are travelling in a northerly direction.” He said there were still areas of concern, most notably the Bosmansdam/Montague Drive/Century Avenue intersection in the afternoon peak traffic.

“We understand this is due to hardware issues with the signals, and it is being addressed by the engineers.”