New traffic signalling has been installed along Josiah Gumede and Qashana Khuzwayo Roads in Pinetown and New Germany which will come into full use when the GO!Durban bus rapid transit system along the new dedicated bus lanes becomes operational next year.
The public using these roads are urged to familiarize themselves as to how the new signals now work. Going forward buses travelling in the dedicated bus lanes will be turning into and out of Anderson, Qashana and Dinkelman Roads and crossing intersections along Josiah Gumede Avenue and Qashana Khuzawyo Road.
The sign (white arrow on a black background) above a traffic signal head indicates the movement controlled by that traffic signal face (red/amber/green). When the green arrow signals are displayed only those particular movements are permitted. Whenever a red signal is displayed then the movement indicated by the sign above it is not permitted.
The traffic signal face with the green arrows pointing up and left indicates only straight through and left turn movements are permitted.
The traffic signal face with the green arrow pointing right indicates only right turn movements are permitted.
The larger traffic signal face, which has a sign above it reading Bus, will only be active when the bus operations start and these faces permit only the buses to proceed. For now these bus traffic signal faces are covered and/or are switched off – but are all inactive.
“We urge drivers and pedestrians to heed the new signal systems and get use to them in time for when the new buses becomes operational,” says Carlos Esteves, Head of Road System Management at the eThekwini Transport Authority. “The signals are simple to follow but are unfamiliar at the moment, so we call on everyone to proceed with caution and mindfulness.”
Commuters, residents and businesses in the Pinetown CBD are advised that there will be a temporary deviation on the St John’s and Qashana Khuzwayo (Shepstone) Road intersection to allow for asphalting of the roads over night beginning at 6pm on Tuesday, February 14 and ending at 7am on Saturday, February 18.
Work will take place during the evening to minimize inconvenience to the public.
Motorists will have access along St. John’s Avenue at all times. Anyone wishing to cross over St. John’s Avenue will have to turn left at the closure and a traffic safety team will help the motorist to make U-turn to gain access to the other side of the closure, as shown in the diagram.
The closure will be taken down at the end of each shift to allow the intersection to function normally during the day.
Motorists are requested to use the alternative routes on the affected days to avoid delays.
The eThekwini Transport Authority requests your patience and understanding as final touches are made to the various roads for the eThekwini Municipality’s GO!Durban dedicated bus lanes.
For more information on the construction work call 073 293 5144 (business hours)
Please be advised of the temporary deviation, which is proposed to be instituted at the School Road/Josiah Gumede intersection in Pinetown.
Construction in this area will begin at 07:00 on Monday, 30 January and will end at 17:00 on Tuesday, 31 January.
The intersection will be asphalted during this time period.
Motorists will have access along Josiah Gumede Road at all times but will not be able to access School Road during this closure period. Motorists are requested to use the alternative routes on the affected days to avoid delays.
Your patience and understanding will be appreciated.
For more information on the construction work please call
073 293 5144. (Business hours)