Sandown Road extension to be unveiled

The new extension will help open up traffic to the N7 and the M12.

The new extension will help open up traffic to the N7 and the M12. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Unbearable traffic problems in Parklands, Tableview and Sunningdale could become a thing of the past.

The new extension of Sandown Road east towards Blaauwberg will be unveiled later on Tuesday.

Suburbs in the area are expanding dramatically, which led to increased traffic.

The extension will help open up traffic to the N7 and the M12.

Aska Property Group Director Tony Clarke says the extension will hopefully help.

"What is being opened today is the first of the lanes. The intention is it will be a dual carriage, which will offer a lane running all the way east and another one all the way west. The road will then be doubled so you will have two lanes running east, two lanes running west."