Motorists and pedestrians in Bela-Bela will be happy to note that the traffic lights in the town’s central business district have been repaired. Photo: Justin Steyn

Traffic lights finally functional


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Motorists having to negotiate non-functioning traffic lights in Bela-Bela’s central business district will be pleased to hear that this was no longer the case.

Non-functioning traffic lights in Chris Hani Drive have now been fixed, according to municipal technical services head, Risimati Ntekele.

He had said in an interview the traffic lights had been out of order due to control boxes being struck by lightning.

“Severe lightning conditions have caused damage to the traffic lights. The control boxes were struck by lightning and we are also going to repair the underground cables,” he said.

Ntikele added that not only had this stretch of road been affected, but the municipality was also turning its eye towards damaged roads and traffic lights in the township.

He added that stop signs that have been used to regulate traffic should be replaced once the total repairs had been finalised.  

Despite these lights being out of order since last year, Ntikele could not comment on why it had taken several months to have these repaired. 

However, the repairs of the traffic lights have been a subject of discussion at several municipal meetings.

The BEAT attempted to communicate with the traffic department’s head, Isack Monare, but his mobile rang unanswered.

11 months ago       14 June 2017