MEC Tertuis Simmers reopens Spine Road after floods, 6 Sept

Minister Simmers to officially reopen Spine Road following closure due to floods in June

The Western Cape Minister of Infrastructure, Tertuis Simmers, will officiate the ribbon-cutting and reopening of Spine Road, between Kuilsriver and Khayelitsha.

The re-opening follows a six weeks closure to the public due to 20 metres of roadway that was washed away by rainstorms in June. Spine Road is an integral infrastructure asset, as it is a strategic link between communities and their jobs.

Minister Simmers said: “The official reopening of Spine Road is a welcomed relief as it is a significant contributor to the local economy as an access road for labour, the transportation of goods and services. Once again, the Western Cape Government has proven its capabilities in expediting essential service delivery for citizens and not only repaired the damaged section of the road but also innovatively installed new mechanisms that will mitigate against future erosion.”

Source: Government of South Africa