Update on R72 upgrade progress

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrading of the Port Alfred town section of the R72 is progressing well, the South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) said in a press release today.

The current roadworks through the town comprise the auxiliary works between Port Alfred High School and Bathurst Street, the relocation of a pumped main sewer line from the Port Alfred town near the Marina, the installation of an underground storm water system and the construction of pedestrian walkways.

“Some delays in the installation of the underground storm water system works were encountered due to unknown services that had to be relocated, however construction should be complete within the next two months,” Sanral Southern Region manager Mbulelo Peterson said.

“The completed works will include climbing lanes to ease slow moving traffic, an underground storm water system, sidewalks, kerbing, traffic lights and street lights which will be to the benefit of all residents,” he added.