BUILDING: Construction Limits During The World Cup
Recent Western Cape Business News
For the duration of the 2010 World Cup, the City of Cape Town will be placing certain limits on building construction. These restrictions will relate to specific protected areas only and apply to activities that may negatively impact on the successful hosting of the World Cup in Cape Town.
Restrictions such as these are a necessity when hosting the biggest sporting event in the world. Visitor peaks of up to 150 000 per day are expected during the World Cup. It is vital that the city runs as smoothly as possible and that there are no disruptions of vital services like electricity, water, sanitation, telecommunication, traffic flows and emergency services.
The safety of pedestrians and motorists travelling to the matches, viewing sites or other World Cup venues is very important. Any mechanical or other construction activity on these walkways, roads or thoroughfares could pose a danger or restrict movement. In addition, any unsightly building construction sites close to the World Cup action could result in negative international television coverage for Cape Town.
The protected areas include:
· The Cape Town Stadium and its immediate surroundings, including the Restricted Traffic Zone and the Commercial Exclusion Zone
· The FIFA Fan Park on the Grand Parade
· Major transport hubs including the Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town Station and the main transport hub in Coen Steytler Avenue
· Main access routes to the Cape Town Stadium or ‘protocol’ routes, including the N2 between the Cape Town International Airport and the central city, Eastern Boulevard and Western Boulevard
· Main central city pedestrian routes including the Fan Walk along Waterkant Street and Somerset Road up to the Green Point Circle
· Servitudes of certain underground services
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