BCM urges motorists to be patient with Fleet Street roadworks

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Buffalo City Metro would like to urge motorists to be patient and explore alternative routes as the City is currently intensifying roadworks in Fleet Street and other areas of the City.

The Fleet Street refurbishment uprooted piles of old tramway tracks that were used in the city decades ago Picture: ALAN EASON © Daily Dispatch

The rehabilitation of Fleet Street is a project which started a few years ago with a plan to divide the works in five phases. These are – Pontoon Road to Oxford Street, Oxford to Station Street, Station Street to Ganteaume Crescent, Ganteaume Crescent to Currie Street and Currie to Fitzpatrick Road.

The City has currently completed the following areas Currie Street to Fitzpatrick Road, Currie Street to Ganteaume Crescent and Ganteaume Crescent to Station Street.

Work on the Northern side of Cambridge Street started this week, while 90 percent of the works on the Southern parts of Station Street, which is currently closed, have been finished.

For motorists using the road to town (CBD) or the Quigney area,  Caxton Street can be used as an alternative route as roadworks will also commence between Station Street and the bottom of Oxford Street.

The project also includes the relocation of sewerlines, water pipes, and electrical services while reconstructing Fleet Street.

Other roads to be closed in the next weeks include Drury Lane near KFC downtown.

The Metro has set aside R128 million on the Fleet Street upgrade.

For more information contact Samkelo Ngwenya on 043 705 1143 or 073 557 4707.

Issued by the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

 

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  1. when all is said and done, where are the police and traffic officers. Sitting in their vehicles don’t help at all. Motorists are stuck in the traffic without further protection of the police. Policing in this town need to be more visible. They need to be proactive with the public. Strong presence of police and traffic officers need to be seen at these road work sites so that there is a free flow of happy motorist. Would be delinquents are stopped immediately from harming anyone. BCM, public safety is what gets motorists n pedestrians all hyped up.

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