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No longer the end of the road for CT’s unfinished highway

The bridge was built more than 50 years ago and left unfinished due to financial constraints.

FILE: The Cape Town inner city bridge. Picture: @PatriciaDeLille.

CAPE TOWN - The face of the Cape Town inner city is set for change as plans are underway to complete the city's iconic unfinished highway.

The bridge was built more than 50 years ago and left unfinished due to financial constraints.

Public comment on the matter is due to start next month.

Mayor Patricia de Lille says the project has now become a priority due to increased congestion in the city and higher demand for low-cost housing.

De Lille says what's become known as the Foreshore Freeway dead-end may be a thing of the past as early mid next year.

De Lille says there are two-pre conditions the successful developer would have to adhere to.

"The one is that any developer must include the completion of those bridges and connect them to help us with the congestion in the city. The second one is that part of that land builds affordable housing for people."

The solution to the unfinished bridges must assist our range of efforts to alleviate congestion. pic.twitter.com/WvwvSbUHyU