The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority has resumed the repair work at the Sea Point Promenade between the Mouille Point Lighthouse and Granger Bay after it was halted by the storm on June 7th, 2017, and the following inclement weather.
The project includes the upgrade of the existing parking area at the Mouille Point Lighthouse by adding 24 bays to the existing parking, newly paved surfacing for the parking area and surrounding sidewalks, as well as stairs and access ramps between the parking area and the promenade.
Two phases of the project will be implemented in order to minimise inconvenience to the public. During the first stage, the parking area above the Mouille Point pump station will be closed to the public from August 21st to October 9th, 2017, and during the second stage, the parking area above the Mouille Point pump station and along the lighthouse entrance road will be closed from September 25th, to October 9th, 2017.
The public won’t have access to these sections of the parking areas and entrance road for the duration of the project. Signage will be in place in order to direct motorists away for the construction site.
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area North, Councillor Suzette Little, says, ‘The stairs, access ramps, and additional parking bays will make the area more accessible to members of the public, while the repairs will ensure an aesthetically pleasing space. We urge visitors to please work with us and obey the signage during this period. The closure of the parking area is in the interest of safety and getting the work done as quickly as possible. I want to thank our residents and visitors in advance for their patience during this period. We will all benefit greatly from the improvements, once the project is concluded.’
Photography The Solis