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WATCH: Proposed solutions to unfinished highway in Cape Town

We’d have to wait at least two years before construction starts on the new Foreshore Freeway development.

Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille this week opened an exhibition showing proposed designs for the city at the Cape Town Civic Centre.

“When I became the mayor in 2011, I pledged to do something about the unfinished bridges as a legacy project and not leave the area unchanged for another 50 years,” said De Lille.

The main objective of the new designs is to address the traffic woes the city faces on a daily basis as well as affordable housing.

“In June 2016 we made the call to the private sector to submit ideas for the unfinished highways on the western, central and eastern side of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct which has been part of the Cape Town city landscape for nearly five decades now,” said the Mayor.

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“Apart from being an eyesore, the unfinished freeways are also preventing the development of prime City-owned land – known as the Foreshore Freeway Precinct – that is locked in under and between the existing highways and the harbour.”

We’d have to wait at least two years before construction starts on the new Foreshore Freeway development. Public viewing of the exhibition will be open until 21 March 2017.

Source: Youtube, SABC and City of Cape Town