The problem of traffic congestion for motorists coming from Uitenhage, Despatch, KwaMagxaki, Motherwell Nu5 and the surrounding areas to Port Elizabeth CBD should now be a thing of the past. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality today, August 29, 2019 officially opened the expanded John Tallant Road.
The portion of this road was constructed in 2016 but could not be constructed into the dual carriage way as planned because of environmental constraints. This was left as a bottle-neck intersection.
Roads and Stormwater due to complaints of traffic backing up at this intersection identified the need to continue this project and improvised on the original design to allow an additional lane that will improve traffic flow at the intersection. In 2018 amendments were done on the design and making sure that construction foot print is within the area that has no listed activities according to the environmental studies and reports in this area.
This R3.5 million project was done jointly internally by Bulk Water services a division within Infrastructure and Engineering NMBM who funded the project, Roads and Stormwater implemented the project, Environmental services NMBM assisted with the Environmental Impact Assessment studies and seeking approval from Authority. This is among many successful projects that were done internally and saving the municipality additional costs that would have been made to external companies to be consultants on the project.
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