A public meeting to discuss future planning and consultation for the development of an upgraded Pinetown CBD precinct will be held at the Pinetown Civic Centre on Wednesday, March 8 at 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Residents, ratepayers, business-owners, people working and all interested are invited to attend the meeting.
Now as the GO!Durban dedicated bus lanes are nearing completion, the eThekwini Municipality is embarking on a consultation process to discuss the urban design upgrades of the area.
The upgrade forms part of a greater vision for the City together with the development of the bus rapid transit lanes and new road systems in Pinetown for the first phase of GO!Durban which will link the CBD to KwaMashu’s Bridge City. Pinetown residents and business owners, shoppers and workers, can also look forward to a vastly improved urban environment, which would ultimately be a major catalyst to stimulate the economy in this area.
The meeting takes place at the Pinetown Civic Centre on Wednesday, March 8 at 5.30pm to 7.30pm and is open to all.
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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)