Patricia de Lille, Cape Town mayor, told the Cape Town Press Club that the Foreshore Freeway Bridge, known as Cape Town’s Unfinished Bridge, which has been incomplete since the 1960s, will be connected to the road that runs on to the N1.
The incomplete bridge that runs from the Helen Suzman Boulevard in Green Point was originally intended to be the Eastern Boulevard highway in the city. The freeway was built to alleviate future traffic congestion in the city, but was halted due to budget constraints in the city expenditure it was never finished. It’s been in its unfinished state since construction officially ended in 1977.
However, it seems that finally a decision has been made regarding the bridge, its connection to the N1 route which runs out of the city on the road to Paarl.
De Lille, speaking to the Club about her five-year vision for the city, also mentioned that another exit road would be built parallel to the N1 entry/exit road.
These new projects are to relieve traffic congestion in Cape Town.