Gugulethu roads upgrade under way

Gugulethu roads upgrade underway.
Gugulethu roads are being upgraded in various phases starting from the northern side of the suburb. 

The current phase of the project focuses on upgrading roads NY 112; 116; 138; 139; 145; 146; and 144 in Wards 40 and 41.

Work on the current phase commenced Tuesday January 22 and is well under way. The budget for the project is R24 739 686.

New kerbs and channels with stormwater catch pits and pipework will be added to these roads which will improve the stormwater run-off in the area.

Mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, said: “Residents will now be able to enjoy a good quality road, with an improved stormwater system to ensure drainage from their properties. Most importantly for me is that the raised asphalt sidewalks, brick-paved road reserves and accesses will improve the general road safety for pedestrians and motorists.”

The work is expected to be completed towards the end of January 2020.

Ms Purchase said: “This project has provided much-needed jobs and skills development to members of the local community. Our contractor is training residents of Wards 40 and 41 to empower them with the required skills.”