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Street rehabilitation for rapid transport system in progress, expect disruptions


Preparation of feeder routes for Polokwane Municipality’s Integrated Rapid Transit System (PIRPTS) is in progress and some disruption of traffic may be experienced during the next three months.
The current project will involve the cutting and filling of unstable sections as well as existing potholes, where after all the streets will be resurfaced. The work will mostly be done during normal working hours and some lanes and street sections will be closed-off temporarily. Work on lanes will be alternated to allow for traffic to pass through and for municipal services such as refuse collection and street cleaning to continue although some re-scheduling may be necessary.
The streets affected are Bok Street between Rissik and Devenish streets, Devenish Street from Market to Bok streets and Rissik Street from Market to Bok streets.
The municipality’s Stakeholder Relations and Communications Manager Mantlako Sebaka appealed to residents to heed all safety requirements where construction is taking place and not to park in the affected areas.
Updates on the progress with the project will be posted on the municipality’s website www.polokwane.gov.za and the PIRPTS website www.leetolapolokwane.co.za,” Sebaka informed.

Story & photos: BARRY VILJOEN

Featured photo: Contractors of Polokwane Municipality repair pot holes in Rissik Street as part of the rehabilitation of road surfaces for the Integrated Rapid Transit System.

A traffic supervisor assists pedestrians to safely cross Rissik Street during construction.

A pothole in Rissik Street is ready to be filled and compacted.