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The eThekwini Transport Authority says it expects to start construction on the project to upgrade and expand the M13 and Essex Terrace interchange this month.

New developments in the area have led to a significant increase in traffic on the interchange.

In order to support a more fluid and efficient traffic flow through this area, the eThekwini Transport Authority notes that the bridge on the M13 over Lincoln Terrace will be extended on both east and west bound carriageways.

Traffic accommodation plans in place

In addition 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.

Calls for calm

“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 commuters 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.

Construction is expected to take around 20 months.

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