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September

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September

2015

St John’s Bridge area progress update

The much-anticipated GO!Durban, the eThekwini Municipality’s integrated rapid public transport network, which is currently in its first phase of construction with the first dedicated route being developed from Bridge City in KwaMashu to Pinetown CBD, is making good progress.

All eyes have been on the transformation of the St John’s Bridge in Pinetown, from a public road underpass to a dedicated bus lane underpass, but at the same time ensuring the widening of Josiah Gumede Avenue on either side to allow for increased vehicle flow, that will result.

This site has been a hive of construction activities since May last year, and the ETA’s Head of Road System Management, Carlos Esteves is pleased to provide some technical information on this progress:

“The underpass (Josiah Gumede Ave/Old Main Rd) was narrowed to allow one lane in each direction which will be dedicated for the GO!Durban busses. Ninety percent of the work has been successfully completed on this. The bridge deck was widened by approximately 15m on each side to accommodate the extra lanes that will be constructed – (75% completed). Furthermore service ducts to accommodate existing and future services have been installed (90% complete) and precast barriers are being installed on the newly constructed retaining walls (40% complete).”

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September

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Qashana Khuzwayo open to traffic

A section of the GO!Durban roadway on Qashana Khuzwayo (Shepstone) Road in New Germany which has been under construction for almost a year, opened last week (Thursday) for mixed use traffic.

Both north- and southbound traffic along this road had been diverted through Blase Road, Chelsea Ave and Escom Road, so that work could be fast tracked in the section between Blase and Escom for GO!Durban’s first dedicated bus lane which will run from Bridge City in KwaMashu and Pinetown CBD.

The Deputy Head of Road System Management, at the eThekwini Transport Authority (ETA), Carlos Esteves says  “The ETA is endeavouring to re-establish the continuity of traffic flow along Qashana Khuzwayo Road, but still under a restricted construction environment while the balance of the work is completed. Some traffic signal equipment was stolen and the re-instatement of the signals at the intersections will be delayed for a few days so motorists are requested to drive carefully and to treat any intersection where the signals are not working as a four-way stop.”

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2015

Josiah Gumede road construction

From September 16, intersections along Josiah Gumede Ave, between Anderson and Beviss Road will undergo construction as part of the GO!Durban development of the new integrated rapid public transport network.

“Due to the difficulties involved in constructing the intersection of Josiah Gumede and School/Meller Roads this intersection construction needs to be carried out during normal daily working times.” explains Carlos Esteves, Head of Road System Management at the eThekwini Transport Authority.

“This area will be subject to temporary deviation across Josiah Gumede from Meller and School Roads. Adequate signage to be displayed on the Josiah Gumede crossing. We would like to advise citizens in this area that noise from construction vehicles and equipment, and voices of staff working on this should be expected at this time. Work is anticipated to start from September 16 by 07h00 and would be expected to be completed within approximately four to five days.”

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