Glen Hurd Drive, slipway officially open

2019-07-31 06:01
Ward 6 Councillor, Morné Steyn, at the completed Glen Hurd Drive slipway.Photo: KAILIN DANIELS

Ward 6 Councillor, Morné Steyn, at the completed Glen Hurd Drive slipway.Photo: KAILIN DANIELS

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THE entire Glen Hurd Drive, also known as the Third Avenue Dip, and its slipway is officially open.

The “dip”, which was upgraded and extended to improve traffic flow in the city, was officially opened by the NMBM Executive Mayor, Mongameli Bobani, and MMC for Roads and Transport, Rosie Daaminds last week.

Before its official opening, the “new” road, which runs from Restitution Avenue in Fairview and underneath the William Moffett Expressway, has been in use since May.

However, the slipway off the dip, which was part of the “old” road, had been closed for construction until now.

The slipway is a one-way road that leads into Mangold Park from Newton Park, thus there is no access to the “dip” from Allan Drive.

Ward 6 Councillor, Morné Steyn, welcomed the opening and said that residents had reported numerous complaints and queries regarding Glen Hurd Drive.

“We (as a ward) are very excited about the opening of Glen Hurd Drive and hope that it will improve the traffic flow.

“However, the municipality needs to find it in their budget to complete the next phase. The dip was recently closed due to the rain,” Steyn said.

The second phase of the project will involve building a bridge parallel to the dip.

Last year, the PE Express reported that the Glen Hurd upgrade would be done in two phases, with phase one entailing the building and linking of the two roads.

The cost of phase one was an estimated R13 million.

Slipway is one-way road

Steyn expressed his concern about instances where motorists had been driving the wrong way on the slipway.

“We have made road signs available to indicate that it is a one-way road. We are urging all motorists to read the road signs and to be cautious as well.

“To proceed to Newton Park, the new road underneath the William Moffett bridge must be used.”

Steyn said that the Traffic Department had been made aware of motorists not adhering to the road signs and would keep a close eye on this area.

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