The Ebuhlanti Taxi Rank in Buffalo Street is a project that includes the construction of taxi rank stands for hawkers, loading bay with paving, full steel rank structure with corrugated roof cover, ablution facilities. The project is envisaged to cost a total of R17.4 million, four SMMEs to be appointed and employ at least 10 local people. The project is set to take 13 months.
Phase 2 of the Sleeper Site project entails the re-alignment of the R72 through Currie Street up to Sleeper site to the East and joining Fitzpatrick Road between Panmure Place and Commercial Road. The project will be split into two phases in line with the budget.
Phase 1 : Catering for the construction from Tutton Terrace through the Sleeper site through Commercial Road onto the North East Expressway (red line) which was completed in 2021.
Phase 2: Catering for the upgrading of Currie Street from Moore Street to Fleet Street. The construction of Phase 2 will be as a Class 3 dual carriageway Road. Once the construction has started traffic movements will be restricted at the following intersections to the left in the left out movements through the construction of a median island: Currie Street/Tennyson Street, Currie Street/Longfellow Street. Access from Currie Street onto Chambers Street will be completely prevented through construction of a sidewalk while minor adjustments will be made between Currie Street and Fleet Street. Street lights to be installed in Currie Street.
The year-long project is estimated at a budget of R52.8million, 30 local people to be employed and 14 SMMEs to be appointed.