The City’s Welcome Zenzile Street extension project addresses the open space between areas in the east and west of Kuyasa which poses health and safety risks to the communities using this open space as a short cut.
This project will link wards 97 and 99 by extending the Welcome Zenzile street to cross the stormwater channel between the two areas. By extending this road, the City will be upgrading pedestrian access as a whole and removing the health and safety hazard for this open space.
The road extension will be 280 m long and will be elevated by 5 m. It will be a dual pedestrian and road bridge with a total width of 9 m. This includes 1,8 m of paved pedestrian walkway on both sides of the road.
This project will also provide much-needed jobs and skills development to members of the local community. The City has ensured that a minimum of 5% of the contract value will be spent on local labour within these wards. The value of these temporary job opportunities equals about R430 000.
START DATE: April 2019
PLANNED END DATE: April 2020
PROJECT STATUS: Underway
INVESTMENT: R8.6 million
SCOPE OF WORK:
- Road extension
- Construct pedestrian bridge and walkway
- Rehabilitate road