Work on intersection will ease congestion, says City

Work on the R27/Berkshire Boulevard intersection is being done in phases and should be completed by April next year, according to the City.

The R27/Berkshire Boulevard intersection road upgrade project has been welcomed by civic groups.

More lanes, including independent ones for turning, are being added to ease traffic congestion at the intersection, and the City says the upgrade will improve peak traffic flow from Sunningdale and Big Bay as well as for R27 road users.

The work, which is due for completion by April next year, is being done in phases, and so far, the main earthworks and installation of underground services have been completed.

Phase one of the project should be finished by the end of next month, according to Rob Quintas, mayoral committee member for urban mobility.

“The traffic signals will be upgraded to accommodate the turning lanes, and the timing will be adjusted to reduce vehicle standing time and to allow pedestrians to safely cross the intersection,” he said.

“In addition, a pedestrian sidewalk will be constructed along Big Bay Boulevard to link with the existing non-motorised transport network along Berkshire Boulevard and Otto Du Plessis Drive in Big Bay.”

Greater Table View Action Forum chairwoman Karen Davis has welcomed the upgrades.

“We are very pleased with these upgrades and any further upgrades that will improve the traffic congestion in and around our area,” she said.

Table View Ratepayers’ Association chairwoman Mandy da Matta said they welcomed any measure to ease traffic congestion in the area.