Plans to reduce traffic build-up afoot

PHOTO: supplied The Orange Rock Road and Marine Drive intersection in St Mike's.
PHOTO: supplied The Orange Rock Road and Marine Drive intersection in St Mike's.

IF you’re a motorist and you frequent or live in the St Mike’s area, you will agree that exiting Orange Rock Road to access Marine Drive and travel towards Shelly Beach can be a hellish experience, especially during peak hours and the holiday season.

The reason for this is that Marine Drive is busy road with vehicles travelling both ways, either towards Shelly Beach or towards Margate.

An accident occurred on Marine Drive on Friday, in the same spot as one motorist tried to exit Orange Rock Road and collided with another travelling from Margate. However, motorists can now have peace of mind that this road and others will be manned by pointsman to ensure the steady flow of traffic this holiday season.

“The public safety department is monitoring all the roads that join into Marine Drive and those seem to be problematic will be manned by pointsman to ensure some relief for those who want to join the road,” said Simon April, Ray Nkonyeni Municipality spokesperson.

He could not provide and exact dates when the pointsman will be stationed at busy intersections, but said it will be implemented “as soon as the busy season starts”.

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