Bus bay for busy Luneville

2016-06-01 06:00
Ward 8 DA Councillor Gustav Rautenbach where the bus embayment is being erected in Luneville Road. Photo: ZELDRÉ STRAUSS SWANEPOEL

Ward 8 DA Councillor Gustav Rautenbach where the bus embayment is being erected in Luneville Road. Photo: ZELDRÉ STRAUSS SWANEPOEL

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MOTORISTS using the busy Luneville Road in Lorraine can in the near future enjoy a safer route owing to a bus embayment being erected in Luneville Avenue, directly across Bordeaux Avenue.

Ward 8 DA Councillor Gustav Rautenbach says this intersection has proven to be a popular stop for buses and taxis, but the fact that there was no official stop has caused major traffic problems.

“There was no place for a bus or taxi to pull off the street and park for commuters to get on and off, so they stopped in the busy street - causing traffic to come to a standstill. This was also very dangerous for the large number of scholars and domestic workers who use this as an assembly point to wait for buses and taxis.”

Work on the bus embayment started last week and should be completed within four weeks.

“Not only will this embayment ensure the safety of motorists and commuters but the project has also created jobs for four people,” said Rautenbach.

“All four of the workers are from within the community, and two are women. We always aim to employ people from the community in projects such as these. It is also very important to me to empower women.”

The estimated cost of the construction of the bus bay is R120 000.

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