Staff and students will have become aware through the various media of the construction work due to commence at Hospital Bend on the N2.
The objective is to resolve long-standing bottlenecks and ease traffic congestion. The works commenced on Monday, 3 March, and will run for 24 months.
The university was consulted during 2007 and while it welcomed the City's efforts to ease congestion, UCT cautioned them on the impact that the works would have on the Faculty of Health Sciences and the surrounding precinct during construction.
As Anzio Road will no longer be a thoroughfare, it is anticipated that there will be very little traffic on it. However, traffic on the Main Road will, in UCT's view, increase, as vehicles that used the Anzio Road on-ramp will have to find an alternative.
UCT will monitor the situation to see the impact not only on staff having to travel to work but also between campuses, and the effect on the Jammie Shuttle and the transportation of students to and from the faculty.
It may be necessary to review access to the faculty and options to ease access may be considered. However, the university is cognisant that multiple access points will reduce the levels of security presently enjoyed, and will work closely with the faculty to ensure that both access and security are not compromised.
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