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GO!Durban moves ahead in 2015

The eThekwini Municipality’s GO!Durban (IRPTN) Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network, possibly one of the largest service delivery projects in the transport sector ever undertaken in South Africa “will continue to progress at a rapid pace in 2015,” says Head of the eThekwini Transport Authority, Thami Manyathi.

GO!Durban began rolling out major milestones in 2014 which included the awarding of five major construction tenders, the signing of an MOA with the leadership of the mini-bus taxi industry, the unveiling of the project’s Empowerment Charter, the launch of the city’s NMT (Non-Motorised Transport Network), the consolidation of the cashless MUVO smartcard system, engagements with community stakeholders, businesses and the eThekwini citizens, as well as the launch of a mobile marketing bus and other key brand awareness events.

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Corovoca Rail Bridge, Duffs Road, Avoca Hills, Durban, eThekwini



Active deviations in Avoca Hills

As part of the delivery of GO!Durban the city’s new integrated rapid public transport network, construction work has begun on widening the Corovoca Rail Bridge between Duffs Road interchange and the Avoca Hills intersection.

Stefanutti Stocks JV Construction have been appointed to develop a portion of this route which is approximately 4.4km long and extends along the MR577 from south of the Duffs Road interchange to the east of the MR577/Inanda Road intersection. Included in the scope of work is the widening of Corovoca Rail Bridge north of Avoca Hills intersection.

Deviations which will be active until the end of November 2015 are as follows: From the Avoca Hills intersection, north bound traffic will be diverted to the outer – west lane of the South bound carriageway until Lark road intersection. Traffic will then be diverted back to the north bound carriageway at the Lark road intersection as per the existing conditions – to normalise the situation.

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durban, go!durban, Newlands, Durban, KZN



Newlands Expressway Interchange

The eThekwini Municipality is in the process of dramatically improving public transport within the City of Durban. The overall goal is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Durban through the construction of a world class integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN). Forming part of the network is Route C3, which will connect the areas of Bridge City, KwaMashu and Pinetown with one another.

Group Five/PANDEV JV Construction have been appointed for the construction of a portion of IRPTN Route C3. This section is approximately 4.5km long and extends along MR577 from just west of the Umgeni viaduct to the east of the MR577/Inanda Road intersection. Included in the scope of works is the construction of Newlands Expressway Interchange. The proposed Newlands Expressway Interchange is situated nearby the existing MR577/Newlands Expressway intersection. The proposed interchange will replace the existing intersection when complete and will include three ramps and a bridge.

The total construction period of the contract will extend for an estimated 23 months. Construction on the Inanda Road/MR577 intersection commenced on 26 May 2014. Construction for the MR577/Newlands Expressway Interchange commenced on 9 February 2015.