Major construction projects planned for Westering

2017-02-01 06:02
; Nelson Mandela Bay Ward 9 Cllr Heinrich Muller watches as contractor workers start digging the trenches at Nantes Road.                  Photo: NCEBA DLADLA

; Nelson Mandela Bay Ward 9 Cllr Heinrich Muller watches as contractor workers start digging the trenches at Nantes Road. Photo: NCEBA DLADLA

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WARD 9 Councillor Heinrich Muller has announced major infrastructure upgrading projects in the Westering area.

Councillor Muller mentioned that upgrading the infrastructure to cope with water supply demands in the area of Carpenter and Discovery Roads as well as Lunar Close in Westering is one project.

“We have the replacement of the water main in Van Riebeeck Street and the installation of new water mains at Nantes Road,” said Muller.

The upbeat Muller said these infrastructural upgrades were due to the residents struggling with getting enough drinking water supply because the current infrastructure is old and worn out.

He said they have experienced pipe bursts in the recent past that left residents disorganised because the water infrastructure could not cope.

The existing water main in Van Riebeeck Street lies within a cul-de-sac to the nearby schools. The shortage of water supply inconveniences pupils during school times, said Muller, adding that this was the reason they decided the project should form part of the Water Reticulation Replacement Programme.

About the construction in Carpenter and Discovery Roads, he said the new mains they were building would run adjacent to the existing mains just on the opposite side of the road.

Muller assured residents that they would still have water during the four to five months of construction, and that activities would happen at an appropriate time during the day. This, to avoid any access problems.

He said they were aware that there were other upgrading projects that needed attention. These two were, however, giving the municipality a headache, hence, prioritised.”

Another project making Muller “over the moon” was removing the street wobbles for real speed humps.

“Residents complained that the street wobbles didn’t help cars reduce speed whereas they were not good for the tyres and wanted them out. So, the project is starting soon,” he said.

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