Substantial progress on the eThekwini Municipality’s integrated rapid public transport network GO!Durban means that the construction of the dedicated bus lane from Pinetown to KwaMashu is nearing completion with some sections ready for hand-over to the municpality in December this year.
eThekwini Transport Authority Deputy Head of Road Systems Management Carlos Esteves spoke to the public at an update meeting, about the progress of the project with specific reference to the Moodie street Station and that the civil works that have affected traffic and businesses in the central business district will be completed in December. This includes the stretch of road between Beviss Road and Lahee Park.
Esteves says the contractors face a R35 000 per day penalty for not completing the civil work timeously, which means, barring floods, there will be no delays in finalising the roadworks. Thereafter, construction on the steelworks for the Moodie Street Station, the initial public transport station in Pinetown, will begin in a few months time.