Upgrade and Expansion of the M13 and Essex Terrace Interchange and Bridge
Construction to upgrade and expand the M13 and Essex Terrace interchange in Ward 30 in Westville will begin in October this year.
According to the eThekwini Transport Authority, traffic on this interchange has increased significantly due to new developments (residential, office and shopping) that have taken place and other future developments that will take place in this area. In order to support a more fluid and efficient traffic flow through this area, the bridge on the M13 over Lincoln Terrace will be extended on both east and west bound carriageways. The on and off ramps will also be upgraded, extended and realigned to accommodate current and expected increase in traffic.
Devon Terrace, Lincoln Terrace, Latina Place, and Essex Terrace will also be realigned and form part of this construction contract.
Traffic accommodation plans will be in place in order to minimize the inconvenience to those using the roads in the area, and some deviations are expected.
“We ask that people who live, work and visit this area be mindful of the construction for their own safety and the safety of those working on the roads,” says Thami Manyathi, Head of the eThekwini Transport Authority. “We ask for people’s patience, and understanding as we strive to improve our road infrastructure.”
The ETA advises that commuter/ drivers using these routes start their journeys earlier, and to look at alternate routes. Notifications of deviations will be posted on the GO!Durban and eThekwini Municipality Twitter and Facebook accounts.
A community engagement to explain and outline the construction plans will take place at the Truro Hall, Meerut Road in Westville on Tuesday, 16 October at 7pm. All are welcome.
Construction is expected to take around 20 months.
For more information go to www.godurban.co.za.
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