GEORGE NEWS - The road upgrades in Merriman Street have been affecting traffic flow and access between Hibernia Street and Nelson Mandela Boulevard for the past few months, but the project is nearing completion.
According to Civil Engineering Services director Regenald Wesso the construction was part of a series of infrastructure upgrades for the public bus service. Two-way traffic is being restored for the most part.
“Construction has reached the stage where most of the layer works have been completed and the road may be opened to traffic in both directions. Partial road closures may still occur to ensure the safety of construction workers and road users but will be limited as far as is possible. Work on the sidewalks and kerbing will continue during July and August but will have minimal effect on traffic flow."
The final road asphalt layer will be done in sections and will be communicated to residents and business owners in advance. This process will result in partial road closures for two to three days at a time during July and August depending on the weather and unforeseen circumstances.
"The George Municipality thanks the general public, residents and business owners for their continued patience and support throughout the project,” said Wesso.
Project enquiries: Charles Rowe and Associates 044 884 0209.
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