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Re-opening of M4 North restores hope

Date: 2022-09-08 09:15:30

Re-opening of M4 North restores hope

The M4 north near Boys Town has been reopened after it was destroyed during the floods. It was repaired in collaboration with various stakeholders.

THE official opening of the M4 north, near Boys Town, has restored hope for residents. This portion of the road was damaged during the floods earlier this year that caused widespread damage to infrastructure across KwaZulu-Natal.

The road repair was undertaken in collaboration with the South African National Defence Force, South African National
Roads Agency, the City’s Engineering Unit, and eThekwini Transport Authority led by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Department of Transport. This work was done utilising only internal government resources and labour-based methodologies which employed over 150 workers.

The road closure of this portion of the M4 saw restricted connectivity between Ilembe and eThekwini. The oThongathi River Bridge also collapsed during the floods. Work to rebuild the bridge is expected to commence in mid-September.