WELLINGTON STREET PROGRESS AND UPGRADES: STREET WILL BE OPEN FOR TWO WAY TRAFFIC DURING THE DECEMBER HOLIDAYS – Issued 9 December 2020
Caption: Roadworks in Wellington Street, George
Text: The contractor Entsha Henra will complete the Bitumen Treated Base (BTB) course layer, for both directions of Wellington Street which is the structured layer under the final 30mm asphalt layer, which functions as the final smooth rideable surface.
The road will be open for two-way traffic for the duration of the December holidays. The public and road users should note that the BTB layer remains a structure layer and does reduce driver comfort which means the surface is not as smooth as the final road layer. All kerbs have been installed at the final level height and will differ at this stage in 30 mm height to the road surface.
The contractor will lay the final 30mm asphalt surface in January 2021, with the rebuilding of the sidewalks scheduled for completion at April 2021. Please remember that the road remains an active construction site, with the same demarcated construction material on site and as such motorists should still use the road with utmost care. All excavations in Wellington Street will be covered except the corner of the Courtenay/Wellington Street intersection which will be demarcated. Construction will stop on 15 December for the holiday period and start again 11 January 2021.
The George Municipality apologises for the inconvenience and appeals to road users to be patient and exercise caution during the upgrade.
The public can report any related incidents pertaining to Wellington Street to the contractor’s project manager, Herrmann Schlag on 082 570 8330.