Fleet Street upgrade comes with nasty inconvenience

MAJOR WORKS: Road construction work under way in Fleet Street between Oxford and Buffalo Street. Picture: MARK ANDREWS
MAJOR WORKS: Road construction work under way in Fleet Street between Oxford and Buffalo Street. Picture: MARK ANDREWS
Ongoing roadworks along Fleet Street in the East London CBD are causing frustration for motorists, some of who claim they have to sit in traffic for up to 45 minutes to travel less than a kilometre. Samkelo Ngwenya, Buffalo City Metro spokesman, said: “Motorists are advised that due to ongoing Fleet Street upgrades, the road section between Oxford and Buffalo streets will be closed.

“Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes which are Commissioner and Terminus streets. Construction is planned to be completed by 14 December 2017.”

Ngwenya said that for this period, the McDonalds and AutoZone could be accessed via No 8 Commissioner Street. The scope of work included the removal of existing road layers and unsuitable material, resurfacing and adding stormwater, curbs and sidewalks.

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