Traffic lights on the N2 and Baden Powell have been out for nearly 6 months after they stopped working in September 2021.
The situation with the traffic lights is now reportedly causing congestion resulting in additional commuting time.
While speaking on Cape Talk, Transport Mayco Member Felicity Purchase said the traffic signals on the N2 and Baden Powell are Sanral assets.
Purchase explained that the City of Cape Town is not allowed to work on sites that fall under parastatals or the province.
The City is however hoping to have an agreement in place to take over the repairs from Sanral.
“Sanral has been fighting to get their technical team to get these repairs done since January – but I think it was a little bit before that.”
“But we are working on a memorandum of agreement that will allow us and our technicians to work on other spheres of government assets and that is the issue here,” Purchase said.
The City hopes to finalise the Memorandum of Agreement by the end of this month.