Makeover for Paaltjies road

WALVIS BAY

01 October 2018 | Infrastructure

Otis Finck - Walvis Bay Salt Refiners and the Roads Authority (RA) have agreed in principle on a plan of action to rebuild sections of the Paaltjies Road.

The two parties agreed to collectively tackle the shortcomings of the proclaimed rural D1986 road and indicated that once all logistics were sorted out they will start with the upgrading and reclamation process.

Several meetings took place to substantiate the concerns and identifying means to address the problem.

The upgrading and rebuilding of the road to a gravel standard was completed in the early nineties and financed by the Cape provincial administration.

The RA took over the maintenance of the road after the reintegration of Walvis Bay in 1994.

Due to a lack of proper maintenance and an increase in traffic numbers the condition of the road deteriorated to the extent where the safety of road users might be compromised.

An increase in the number of trucks transporting salt from the salt works to the port of Walvis Bay also contributed to the problem.

Concern about the condition of the road was subsequently conveyed in a letter from Walvis Bay Salt Refiners to the permanent secretary of mines and energy.

The municipality’s department of roads and building control also received a copy. It was realised that the custodian was the RA and they were provided with a copy for further action.

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