GEORGE NEWS - A Caledon Street resident, Louis van Rensburg, this morning, 16 May, phoned the George Herald to remark on how great it felt when he drove out on his driveway and found that the road was open.
"It felt if I was on the 'broad way' again. It is almost a year since the works started. This road should never have been dug up. It was still one of the properly built, old roads of George. Perhaps we can now call it Nike Road," he remarked tongue in the cheek.
He said the road is new, but not as smooth as the old one. However, the George Municipality in a statement issued this morning said the project has not been completed yet. The final layer, the asphalt layer, still has to be placed.
Stop and go near railway line
Repairs started this morning to the left-hand side of the section of Caledon Street between Porter Street and the railway crossing. This area will be subject to one-way traffic with stop and go signals for approximately a week. Temporary access to Porter Street will be provided via a detour.
"Once the BTB layer is complete (in other words, all the repairs to the above-mentioned section are complete) the final asphalt layer for the whole road will be started. Dates and traffic flow will be advised once this work is due to commence. Work will be continuing on the sidewalks," said Chantel Edwards-Klose, municipal communications chief.
She warned that Caledon Street is still a construction site and as such, the road, manholes and kerb levels will still vary and road users are requested to be cautious.
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