Kouga Municipality is set to embark on a multi-million-rand project to reseal the Humansdorp Main Street – resealing approximately 900m of road.
Kouga executive mayor, Horatio Hendricks said, “This road is a provincial road and therefore it is the responsibility of the Provincial Department of Roads to repair and maintain it. It is not the responsibility of the local municipality.
“However, we deeply care about the safety of our motorists and residents and have decided to reseal the road after being granted the necessary permission from the Provincial Department of Roads.
“The municipality has, furthermore, applied to reseal Da Gama Road and St Francis Road in Jeffreys Bay, which are also provincial roads, and are currently awaiting permission from the Provincial Department of Roads.”
The project has been awarded to Imvula Roads and Civils and resealing will commence on July 3. The resealing project is estimated to be completed by the end of July. However, Hendricks said work may be delayed due to bad weather
The work will be carried out in four phases.
Phase one will be completed within the first four days of the project and the section of the Main Street between Park Street and Alexander Street will be closed.
Phase two will be completed by the second week which will result in the closure of the Main Street from Alexander Street to Church Street while phase three will see the closure of Church Street to Du Plessis Street.
The fourth and final phase will focus on the section between Du Plessis Street and the R102 which will result in the closure of these roads.
Hendricks said the process will involve the milling and patching of the worst areas with Bitumen Treated Base (BTB) and then placing a medium grade asphalt overlay on the whole road surface.
“Kouga Municipality apologises for the inconvenience caused to businesses, motorists, and residents during this period,” said Hendricks.
“We will take all possible precautionary measures to limit the inconvenience and disruption caused to the absolute minimum.”