SILILO ROAD 90% COMPLETE
THE refurbishment of the road
Sililo Avenue Nhlangano is almost complete, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Apollo Maphalala has said.
Maphalala said 90 per cent of the work was complete and in a few weeks time, the project would be done.
Pots Construction was awarded the tender. Initially it was planned that the project would cost around E7.4 million, but because of an additional stretch of the road between (new) Shoprite and Boxer Stores, that has been tarred it now cost more.
“The refurbishment of this road is not yet finished as the company is still on site. The road has been opened for use by motorists but it does not mean that it is finished. The company is working on the walkways and pavement as well
along the in
markings of the lines and a few other things. It’s just a matter of weeks to have everything completed,” said Maphalala.
Maphalala said the other reason they decided to open the road for use, was because today (Friday), the town would be busy.
“We have decided to have the road opened for use because of the Umhlanga event to take place this week. Again, we have been reliably informed that it’s likely that the country’s authorities might officiate in some of the projects around this town during their stay in the region. We resolved that we should have the road opened for use while the company is still doing the last touchups,” said Maphalala.
Maphalala said so far his office was impressed with the work done by the company.
“We are still monitoring the progress but for the work done so far, I must say we are impressed,” said Maphalala.
The CEO, who it is believed has achieved more than any of those who once served in that position, thanked all road users for their cooperation while work was taking place.
“We still request road users to be patient with us as the company is about to wind up its work. Occupants of the residential places next to the road also demonstrated patience and for that we are grateful. We are also thankful to all the businesses that were somehow affected by this project. Things like this happen when development takes place and may the spirit shown by everyone prevail even in future projects to be carried in our town,” said Maphalala.