|Traffic lights installed at Dangerous Delfos road|
|Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:44|
Delfos road is a major arterial route in the industrial hub of Vanderbilpark and experiences heavy traffic during peak hours flowing from Gauteng to Free State.
Emfuleni traffic department's statistics show that this route is notorious due to countless number of accidents involving pedestrians and head on vehicles collusion.
Arcellor Mittal invested R350 000 in the installation of new traffic lights which were unveiled on the 12 April 2012 By the Executive Mayor of Emfuleni, Clr Greta Hlongwane with Ms. Maggie Mopedi acting manager CSI leading the Arcellor Mittal delegation.
During the brief hand over ceremony in her acceptance speech Mayor Hlongwane said she is happy about the flourishing partnership between ELM and Arcellor Mittal. On its part, ELM committed to provide maintenance and prioritize installation of street lights in the area to improve visibility and safety for the community.
The new installed traffic lights are expected to significantly reduce high incidents of pedestrian fatalities. Ms Maggie Mopedi, Acting Manager: Corporate Social Investment at Mittal retorded that the traffic light will help the Emfuleni municipality contain vehicles accidents. She said because of this intervention, pedestrians and motorists will be able to negotiate the intersection safely. Incidentally, Mittal has also lost an employee at this dangerous intersection. Therefore their intervention will benefit the community from where they draw their workforce.
By Thabiso Radebe
|Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:16|