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Progress of the roads in Jawa and Msimka Street New Brighton.

Published: December 05, 2022

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As the festive season is before us, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is hard at work to improve roads across all townships, focusing more on stormwater drainage and sinkholes.

 

This was said by Mayoral Committee Member for Infrastructure and Engineering, Councillor Kabelo Mogatosi during a site visit of road infrastructure projects in New Brighton.

 

"For us to be competitive with other major tourist attraction Cities, we need to invest on our road network. Both our residents and visitors must have a safe driving experience. We have made an intentional move to improve these roads, focusing on storm water drainage. We have old streets here in New Brighton like Msimka Street that are not accessible to both residents and Emergency Services during heavy rains due to flooding. I’m happy that work on this street is progressing well,” said MMC Mogatosi.

 

Msimka Street is one of the major streets that will be redone with new storm water drainage at a cost of more than R10 million.

 

In Jawa Street surfacing of gravel road, construction of cul-de-sacs and side walks will be done at a cost of more than R8 million.

 

MMC Mogatosi said work was also in full swing to push back the 20000 pothole backlog.

 

"We are at 80 percent now when it comes to fixing of potholes. Our teams are pushing to make sure we fix as many as possible before the December construction shutdown. We expect traffic flow to increase in our townships as many, both from out of town and local will be taking their December holidays. Making sure that potholes and sink holes are fixed, it’s our contribution towards a safe festive season,” said MMC Mogatosi.

 

He said for the next two weeks his office will be doing an oversight in all road infrastructure projects across the City to make sure that the little time left for this year is used optimally.

 

"During the shutdown period the Municipality internal teams will be on standby to respond to any urgent road construction problem,” added MMC Mogatosi.

 

Issued by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Communications and Media Liaison Officer Mthubanzi Mniki at (041) 5061555/0713813779


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