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Media Release: Cape Point bulk infrastructure and road upgrade

Date: 25th February 2009

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) re-commenced the R10 million upgrade of the road, car park and bulk services infrastructure at Cape Point.

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) re-commenced the R10 million upgrade of the road, car park and bulk services infrastructure at Cape Point. SANParks, through project management team at Kentey & Templer, has appointed Brink & Heath, a civil works company, to complete the work initially commissioned to another contractor.

The upgrade will include the construction of a reservoir underneath the parking area at Cape Point. It will run in phases for four months and although disruptions will occur, tourism services will continue to operate. The road upgrade will be less disruptive as work is scheduled to take place between 16:45 to 08:00 and the road will be in use during the day.

Visitors will continue to have access to all facilities (ablutions, shops, restaurant and funicular) during construction.

The path to the lighthouse will not be disrupted. There will be limited parking for a few buses at the Cape Point car park and the rest will be able to park along the road.

The end result will be a paved parking area for Cape Point and a reservoir that will enhance fire fighting capabilities as well as the supply of potable water to patrons.

The Park regrets that traffic and people movement will be disrupted. Directional signage and personnel will redirect traffic during the construction period.

The project is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2009.

Inquiries:
Gavin Bell, Area manager: South, Table Mountain National Park, Tel: (021) 701 8692

Phumeza Mgxashe, Communications Manager, Table Mountain National Park, Tel: (021) 701 8692, Cell: 083 480 1522, e-mail: phumezam@sanparks.org

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