Residents of Zone 9, in Thembalethu, can brace themselves for properly functioning stormwater infrastructure and paved streets before the end of this year as the George Municipality embarked on a vigorous stormwater upgrade and improvement drive in this area as of the 1st of March 2022.
The existing stormwater infrastructure in the vicinity of Mbewu, Spetose and Dick Streets will be radically structured with an upgrade followed by the paving of several streets. “There was a need to redesign the stormwater system because of the encroachment of properties onto open public spaces. The roadway will be paved after the stormwater work has been completed,” said the Executive Mayor of George, Ald Leon van Wyk during his recent visit to the construction areas.
The Executive Mayor of George, Ald Leon van Wyk, accompanied by the Portfolio Councillor for Planning and Development, Cllr. Henry Hill had nothing but praises for the ongoing infrastructural improvements during his recent visit to the construction areas. “I am elated to see the work that is being carried out in these three streets in Zone 9 in Thembalethu,” said Mayor van Wyk.
“A fair amount of redesign work has been carried out in Mbewu Street to ‘catch’ stormwater that drains from Nelson Mandela Boulevard and ensures that the stormwater flow will be directed safely into the river courses.”
The upgrading of stormwater and streets will affect the following areas:
- Mbewu Street Area: Sections of Nelson Mandela Boulevard, Mbewu Street, Liwani Street and Tabata Street is being upgraded from 1 March to 30 August 2022.
- Spetose Street Area: A section of Spetose, Nkohla and Magqazana Streets is being upgraded from 1 March 2022 to 30 September 2022.
- Dick Street Area: Sections of Dick, Spetose, Qhawa, Magqazana, Mehlo, Nogwaja, Sampisi and Mngoma Streets are affected. The project started on 1 March 2022 and will end on 15 December 2022.
“The works being carried out in these streets will ensure quality service delivery to all who live in them,” Ald van Wyk concluded.
Mr Chris Venter from (WSJ Civils), Ald Leon van Wyk (Executive Mayor of George), and Cllr. Henry Hill (Portfolio Councillor for Planning and Development)
The existing stormwater infrastructure in the vicinity of Mbewu, Spetose and Dick Streets is radically structured with an upgrade that will be followed by the paving of several streets.
The works being carried out in these streets will ensure quality service delivery to all who live in them