Chapman's Peak toll almost complete

Transport Robin Carlise says the Chapman's Peak Toll Plaza will be done by June.

Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Construction of the Chapman's Peak Toll Plaza will be completed by June, Western Cape Transport and Public Works MEC Robin Carlisle said on Monday.

The multi-million rand project made headlines last year when Hout Bay locals approached the courts to try and stop construction.

Carlisle said the project is almost complete.

"Chapman's Peak will be done by June for the latest and the new plaza building will be for the people's convenience."

Meanwhile, in his budget speech on Monday, Carlisle revealed that 70 new schools would be built over the next three years.

The MEC said the Democratic Alliance-led government spent several millions more on new schools than the ANC did when the party was in power.

The MEC also said that with the department's R4.5 billion budget it will be constructing more speed over distance camera networks on problematic roads.

"It will now be carried through from Beaufort West and either Tous River or Worcester - that will depend on investigations into the horrible [Hex River pass] bus crash."

Officials also plan on launching a seatbelt campaign in the province.

The provincial Human Resources Department is currently releasing its budget.