Courtenay street to be upgraded
Major upgrades on roads in George will impact on road users for the next few months, starting this month.
The upgrade of Courtenay Street will commence in May, and will be completed at the end of July. It covers the stretch from the railway bridge to the York Street Circle.
During the first phase, work will be done on the outer lanes in both directions, followed by a second phase, and the placement of a new wearing course over all four lanes.
A section of one lane (about 100m at a time) will be closed from 18:00 to 06:00 at night, with minimal impact during the day. There may be a 30mm road surface difference between sections completed and the existing surface during the first phase of the project.
Road users should take care when changing lanes and under wet conditions during phase one, when the road surface will be more slippery. Low profile vehicles should take extra care. Temporary bus stops will be provided when required.
"The George Municipality apologises for the inconvenience and appeals to road users to be patient and exercise caution near roadworks. Please look out for and adhere to special road signage and roadworks personnel," said Athane Scholtz, media liaison officer of George Municipality.
Some of the beneficiaries of phase 1 of the UISP housing project in Thembalethu are, from left: Mbewana Ntombehlubi, Vuyokazi Maketha, Nokuphumla Makeswa, Sibongile Fukuse with the keys of his house handed to him by Yandiswa Malgas (Human Settlements official), Nokwanda Mbelu, Gladys Magquba (ward committee member of Ward 21), Siyabulelo Qashani and Nobathini Raneke.