GEORGE NEWS - Hilland Environmental Consultants issued the following statement regarding the Caledon Street roadworks:
The George Municipality has during the year been upgrading GO GEORGE bus route roads to ensure that both the layers and the road surface are sound for the additional traffic over the long term. Caledon Street is a top priority, to be fully completed and open to normal traffic by 14 December.
During the past few months, although the progress may have seemed slower than usual due to rain delays, the balance of the roadworks are now nearing completion.
In light of all these developments, the George Municipality would like to thank the residents, business owners and general road users for their patience and support during the past months. You will be rewarded with beautiful, safer roads, especially as we are moving into the festive season.
The following changes to the Caledon Street roadworks are to be implemented for the last portion of works to ensure safety to all road users:
Botanical Garden to Darling Street
The section of road between the railway line and to just after Darling Street will be closed completely to all traffic.
Entrance to the Garden Route Botanical Garden can be gained from the following roads: Camphersdrift Road, Wright Road, Stockenstrom Street, Moodie Street, Aspeling Street and Drostdy Lane. Directions will be indicated.
Davidson Road to Sandy McGregor Road
The section of road between Davidson Road and to just after Sandy McGregor Road will be closed to all traffic. Entrance to the George Library and George Museum Parking areas will be gained via Drostdy Lane. Patrons will be redirected across the parking lanes in front of the Presbyterian Church to the parking area of the library and museum.
The road closures for the above sections will start as soon as the BTB layer is laid on the current section of Caledon Street. These road closures are to ensure the safety of the residents, business owners and general road users. These two sections will be reconstructed simultaneously to avoid delays. Once the BTB layer has been laid on these two sections, the final asphalt layer will be done over the whole of Caledon Street.
On completion of the main roadworks, the ancillary works (kerbs etc) will be done, and the road reserve rehabilitated.
Residents and businesses in the affected work areas will be accommodated via the sidewalks or Davidson Road.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Read previous articles:
- Darling Street has been closed to traffic
- Caledon Street: Temporary closure
- Caledon Street roadworks update
- Caledon Street update
- Patience asked for upgrade
- Big machinery for upgrade tonight
- Roadworks on Caledon to end in November
- Caledon Street closed on Monday
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