Bayhead Road, the main access road to the container terminals, was severely damaged in the floods. Videos of shipping containers floating over the freeway during the storm went viral on social media.
“In the next two weeks, the two additional lanes will be stabilised for more efficient traffic flow. In the long term, the canal bridge will be opened up, along with the widening of the entire Bayhead Road,” said Shezi.
Marine operations were largely stalled by debris caused by the floods, but Ngwenya says cleaning operations, which are expected to be completed this week, have proven effective.
Ngwenya said railway operations are still suspended after mudslides closed the rails on the mainline between Cato Ridge and Durban.
“Contingency plans are in development and repair of the railway line remains a priority focus area moving forward,” said Shezi.
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