Circular Drive section to close for months

2016-03-02 06:00
: The section of Circular Drive which will be closed until the end of May. Graphic: supplied

: The section of Circular Drive which will be closed until the end of May. Graphic: supplied

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Rob Dobson, Principal Project Manager for the Consulting Engineers, said residents will unfortunately be inconvenienced but there will a detour planned for them.

“Unfortunately there will be some inconvenience to road users, however there is a detour planned around the section using new roads constructed within the newly developed area.

“Residents who need access to their properties have been contacted individually and will be accommodated by the contractor,” said Dobson.

He, however, is positive that the closure will not take longer than planned. “The closure will be for a period of about three months from end February to end May 2016.

“When working on below ground existing services there is always a possibility that unknown circumstances may arise which could delay work; however at this time we are of the opinion that the work will be completed within the period stated.”

Dobson said that it is of utmost importance that the public drive carefully and obey all temporary traffic signs and flag men. “We ask everyone to be patient during the construction of the works.”

Ward 6 DA Councillor Retief Odendaal is excited about the steady pace of residential and business development in the Fairview area.

“It is a pity that the metro is not paying for the upgrades of these roads, as I believe the metro should have contributed.

“I am excited though about the upgrade and the overall feeling from residents is that they understand the inconvenience of the closure will be beneficial to all at the end of the day,” Odendaal said.

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