Bridge planned for shoppers’ safety

2011-12-08 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Transport Department is planning to build a pedestrian bridge in Moses Mabhida Road (Edendale road) to link the two shopping malls there and prevent pedestrians being knocked over by cars.

This follows the opening of the Greater Edendale Mall and the Edendale Crossings mall with increasing numbers of pedestrians crossing the busy road between them.

Transport Department spokesperson Kwanele Ncaleni said the community has asked for a bridge in writing and that engineers are conducting a study to determine what kind of bridge will be suitable.

“It’s too late for this financial year, but next year we will make sure that there is money for it as public safety is our priority,” said Ncalane.

Greater Edendale Mall spokesperson Thobeka Zimu said the mall had also asked for pedestrian bridge to ensure shoppers’ safety.

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