21 April 2019


Tarring of Meerhof road underway


Tumelo Tshabalala


23 September 2016

Madibeng Local Municipality Mayor, Jostine Mothibe, led by example when she helped start the tarring of the Boem Crescent road, better known as Meerhof road.

The long-awaited resurfacing of the road took off last week with the mayor, acting municipal manager Energy Manaka and acting director for technical services Lerato Sebidi, wearing work overalls and gumboots to help with the start of the actual tarring.

This was part of demonstrating the municipality's commitment to ensuring that the people of Madibeng receive high quality services from the implementation stage.

It's expected that completion of work on the road would be reached by early next month [October]. The entire tarring project is being implemented by the municipality's Technical Services Department, Roads and Storm Water Division.

This road connects the Meerhof suburb to areas such as Birdwood and Ifafi, making it possible for residents of the area to easily access amenities in the broader Hartbeespoort without necessarily having to use the busy R511 road.

Twenty young people from the Hartbeespoort area, including Sunway, Marius and Afsaal, have been appointed to work on the project.

The Madibeng municipality is also using the project as an opportunity to transfer skills to the youth in road construction with much more focus on layer works of cold asphalt, concrete works, kerbing and storm water management.

Mayor Mothibe expressed gratitude to residents for their patience with the construction of the road.

"We wish to thank members of the community for their patience regarding the construction of this road and as a municipality, we continue with our commitment to deliver quality services to the people of this municipality," she said.

Mothibe also encouraged young people working on the project to make the most out of the opportunity they have been given to acquire skills in road construction, which would become handy for future opportunities in this type of a job.

The surfacing of the road further means an end to dusty days for the area, particularly for residents in Jacana Bay.