Motorists, commuters, pedestrians, public transport operators and residents in the Pinetown, New Germany, Wyebank, KwaDabeka, Clermont and Newlands areas are advised of the permanent closure of the link road between Cumnor Gardens and Dinkelman Road (MR577); for further construction of the new 11th Avenue interchange that will allow surrounding communities ease of access to the GO!Durban Bus Rapid Transit system.
The roads affected are: Dinkelman Road (MR577) North & South bound traffic that want to access Cumnor Gardens from MR577 and the traffic that want to access MR577 from Cumnor Gardens.
Traffic accommodation plans have been put in place and motorists are advised to familiarise themselves with these and proceed with caution on these alternate routes. Drivers are advised that this alternate route is through a residential area with schools, and should proceed carefully. Residents and pedestrians in the alternate route areas are advised to be mindful of the increase in traffic from this week onwards.
Vehicles travelling from the North – that is from Wyebank / KwaDabeka / Newlands and then along MR577 Dinkelman Road are to Continue South to the Shepstone Road / Otto Volek Road / Posselt Road Intersection and then to Turn right onto Shepstone Road and continue for 1260m.
Turn right onto Regent Street, and then turn right onto Sander Road and Continue on Sander Road for 1400m.
Turn right onto Westermeyer Road and continue to the stop street. Turn Right onto Berkshire Drive and continue for 200m. Turn left onto Cumnor Gardens.
Vehicles travelling from Cumnor Gardens to Dinkelman Road:
Continue on Cumnor Gardens and turn left onto Berkshire Drive. Continue South on Berkshire Drive to the Shepstone Road Intersection. Turn left onto Shepstone Road and continue to the Dinkelman Road Intersection. Turn left onto Dinkelman Road.
The eThekwini Transport Authority recommends that commuters aim to leave a little earlier than usual for their destinations to avoid any possible congestion.