Road safety campaign starts with lights

2009-07-03 00:00

THE third of three sites allocated by Msunduzi Municipality to have traffic lights installed was completed on Wednesday.

Eight new traffic lights were installed at Roberts Road/ Cordwalles/Chapel junction as part of a new road safety initiative by the municipality.

Deputy municipal manager of infrastructure services, Phil Mashoko, said that the municipality wanted to work with the community to make the roads safer, not just for motorists, but for pedestrians as well.

“There have been a vast amount of accidents in this area and the community voiced their grievances and that is why we are here,” Mashoko said.

Mashoko said that because of financial constraints, grievances that are raised have to be investigated to see if they are feasible.

Transportation planning manager Sibulele Diko said that priority tended to be given to areas with schools and hospitals.

The first traffic signal switch-on took place on Tuesday at the Connor/Sanctuary/Chase Valley junction. The next set to go live was the traffic lights on the CB Downes/Claveshay/Halsted junction.

The construction on all three sites started at the beginning of May at a cost of R1,4 million, with individual sites costing up to R500 000 each.

Diko said that they will also be investigating other areas and considering alternative means of ensuring traffic safety, such as speed humps.

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