Construction along promenade continues

Reconstruction is currently under way.

The City of Cape Town is continuing construction work along the Sea Point promenade between Rocklands Beach and Three Anchor Bay.

The purpose of the reconstruction project is to rehabilitate the sea wall and repair storm damage along the promenade and at the Sea Point Pavillion swimming pool, the City said in a statement.

The first phase of the refurbishment of the sea wall and the promenade between Three Anchor Bay and the Mouille Point Lighthouse was completed in 2015.

The second phase of this project is currently under way and consists of two portions that will be upgraded. The upgrade of the first portion entails the rehabilitation of the sea wall between the Mouille Point Lighthouse and Granger Bay.

“It is wonderful to see some of the progress made in the first portion where we have completed the upgrade of the parking area at the Mouille Point Lighthouse. It has been opened recently and is very popular on weekends,” said the City’s mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, Brett Herron.

The upgrade of the second portion involves the rehabilitation of sections of the sea wall on either side of Rocklands Beach. This work has been expanded to include the repairing of storm damage to sections of the sea wall at the pavillion and between Rocklands Bay and Three Anchor Bay.

The rehabilitation of a section of the sea wall at Rocklands is currently under way and is scheduled to be completed in May.

Repair work to the Sea Point Pavillion swimming pool caused by storm damage is scheduled to start in April and should be completed at the end of June.

The rehabilitation of the deflector wall between Hall and Norfolk roads is expected to be completed in November.

The City said this project is being implemented with the residents in mind.

“I urge visitors to the promenade to be patient and to exercise extra caution around the construction site given that some portions of the promenade are closed with barriers during construction. We will also ensure that appropriate signage directing pedestrians and cyclists away from the construction area onto alternative walkways, is clearly visible to all,” said Mr Herron.