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Monday, 27 January 2014 22:27
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Traffic lights will finally be erected at many of the dangerous crossings on the Old Bapsfontein/Bronkhorstspruit Road (R25).

In a R200-million road upgrade project on the R25, traffic lights will be put up at the intersections with the Garstfontein/Witpoort Road, Lynnwood Road extension and in Nest Park. The Bapsfontein intersection will remain a fourway stop.

This announcement was made during a meeting with Bapsfontein, Bashewa, Witpoort, Nest Park, Cilvale and Geesteveld residents, convened by councillor Makgoba Kgopa and Ally Sefoka.

Forty kilometers of the R25 will be reconstructed during a six-month project, which starts in January.

Tshwane wards 25, 101, 102 and 105 will be affected by the road upgrade.

A traffic light will finally be erected where Karen Fourie and her children, Lise-Marié and Matthieu, died in June 2012 in this Opel Astra at the intersection of Garstfontein Road and the Bapsfontein-Bronkhorstspruit Road
Foto: Brendan Croft

Part of the R25 recently underwent construction. Work will now be done to widen the road, especially on the hills.

Road work is planned to start at both Bapsfontein and Bronkhorstspruit, but only if there is enough machinery. Apparently 10 trucks will be required and plant hire from community members was discussed during the meeting.

Site establishment will be in Bapsfontein and also further along the Bronkhorstspruit road.

Piet van der Merwe was elected as the representative for residents’ problems during road construction.

Call Piet at 083-302-0561/50 or councillor Makgoba Kgopa at 082-953-7861.

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