The work is expected to have been completed in mid-2017.
About 82 000 vehicles travel every day on the affected stretch of road. Traffic disruptions will be kept to a minimum, and two lanes will be open to vehicles at all times.
The upgrade will improve the carrying capacity of the road, especially for buses and taxis in peak periods.
The ride quality of the road will be improved and better street lighting will be installed.
The project includes piling and earthworks to prepare for the future construction of a bridge and interchange from Eisleben Rd onto the N2.
The contract has targets for job creation and economic empowerment. A proportion of the contract amount will be spent on employing and training locally sourced contract labour, and a proportion on procuring goods and services from targeted Western Cape enterprises.
A total of 25 000 person-days of work will be created for local labour from the City of Cape Town municipal area.
A total of R14,8 million of the contract value is expected to be spent on targeted Western Cape contractor businesses.