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Repair work starts on Bayhead road, municipal by-laws suspended to allow trucks to use Bluff Road

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In a post floods update, the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that structural repairs to Bayhead Road have commenced, with the aim to create a contraflow.

Port of Durban Manager, Mpumi Dweba-Kwetana told stakeholders that the repairs were inclusive of further infills on the road leading towards Island View providing 4 lanes.

“The appointed contractors have commenced with the delivery of material for the interim remediation. This interim measure is envisaged to be completed by the end of the Easter weekend,” she said.

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Mpumi Dweba-Kwetana said that a joint initiative between Law Enforcement, Bluff Councillor Gavin Hegter and TNPA precinct managers resolved that the Bluff route will be of use to the trucking industry effective from
Saturday, 15 April 2022.

“Municipal by-laws have been relaxed to open up the alternative route from the Harbour to the M7 Solomon Mahlangu Drive for trucks which transport essential cargo, prioritising Fuel, Food, Pharmaceutical products and other essential cargo,”

Read also: TNPA Durban outlines critical cargo evacuation plan

“Terminal Operators are required to submit a list of trucks daily in order to gain access on the alternative route,” Dweba-Kwetana added.

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She further said that the Port was fully operational for shipping with a focus on selected vessels also adding that the port clean-up was continuing in their endeavor to get the port back to normality.

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