The Stock Road Project involved rehabilitating and providing non-motorised transport (NMT) and IRT infrastructure. Stock Road was a single carriageway, Class 3 road, which served the Philippi East Industrial Hub and the surrounding community and was an important link between R300 and Govan Mbeki Road. The existing road was heavily trafficked with heavy vehicles to various businesses and had heavy pedestrian movement from residential areas, mainly from informal settlements to the business areas.
The existing road was in need of an upgrade, and in the planning stage, the City of Cape Town upgraded it to dual carriageway and added the NMT facility as a shared facility for pedestrians and cyclists. Stock Road is considered as a feeder route with three “My Citi” bus stations, which will link to the future IRT long haul route along Govan Mbeki Road. In the process, the City also improved the bulk water and stormwater network for this area spanning 2 km.
Knight Piésold was involved in the conceptual design and later in the detailed design stage of the rehabilitation and provision of NMT and IRT infrastructure of Stock Road. Knight Piésold was tasked to design the new infrastructure to align with the “My Citi” and the NMT and IRT guidelines of the Transportation and Urban Development Authority for City of Cape Town. Knight Piésold, together with contracted sub-consultants, undertook sewer, road, electrical, landscape, and continuous reinforced concrete designs and all underground services design, including the appointment of a public liaison officer to engage with the local communities. Knight Piésold also undertook full site supervision and construction monitoring. Main roles undertaken include: