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Road works and rehabilitation is well underway in Heideveld.
Road works and rehabilitation is well underway in Heideveld.

The progress on roadworks currently underway in Heideveld is on track for completion in June.

The project which commenced in June last year sees the rehabilitation of several roads.

The City’s transport directorate is responsible for the rehabilitation of concrete roads and footways in the area.

The project has already seen 67% of the work already completed.

A total of R38 million will be spent on the resurfacing and rehabilitation project (“Concrete makeover underway”, People’s Post, 30 June).

The work entails the rehabilitation of old concrete roads including the widening of some, and the construction of footways for safe passage for pedestrians.

The concrete roads will be resurfaced with tar, says Mayco member for transport, Felicity Purchase.

“In prior years, the divisional council used concrete (for roads) in the townships, and the City is now replacing the concrete with premix whenever we are constructing new roads, or undertaking road maintenance and repairs,” she says.

Purchase says the impact on traffic will be minimal as residential access to the home in these streets and surrounds must be taken into consideration.

“The need to upgrade concrete roads has been ongoing for a few years. The contracts are rolled out in the various areas as budget becomes available,” she says.

The completion will see safer passage for pedestrians and better road conditions for motorists.

Unforeseen delays, such as inclement weather, could delay the work, says Purchase.

Work on Allison Court, Amatola Crescent, Bailey Crescent, Betsy Court, Carrol Court, Heideveld Road 1, Hogsback Road, Ouberg Road, Paulsberg Road and Zuurberg Road has been completed.

Work is currently under way on Elsa Court, Grace Court, Heideveld Road 2, Irene Court, Juliana Court 1, Juliana Court 2 and Linda Court.

“It pleases me to see the progress made with this project so far, given that it commenced in the middle of the national lockdown due to Covid-19. It shows our commitment to keep on delivering and improving the lives of our residents. Once completed, these roads will improve access in the area and the safety of all road users. As for the neighbourhood, the new roads are aesthetically pleasing, and will contribute to a sense of pride,” says Purchase in a statement.

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