Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre is officially a connected area where you can live, work and play. The addition of the Cornubia flyover bridge connects this popular and flourishing node with other communities, businesses and residential areas. This development has been a joint initiative between Tongaat Hulett Developments and eThekwini Municipality.
It is estimated that this bridge cost R280 million to complete and has been built as part of the C8 and C9 sections of the Go! Transport system that runs from the airport and Bridge City. Durban is working towards achieving a more integrated community, where finding your way from opposite ends of the region will become a lot easier. People have been waiting for this transport system and the Cornubia flyover to materialise as it now effectively shortens the distances from work to home, and moreover opens up the Umhlanga Ridge Town area to a whole new target audience.
“The bridge over the N2, with its dedicated bus lanes, has been a vital key in unlocking the development of the C9 route from KwaMashu to uMhlanga for the GO!Durban integrated public transport network,” said Thami Manyathi, Head of the eThekwini Transport Authority.
“The eThekwini Municipality’s vision for the new transport network, which links the entire City, is driven by the need to redress the imbalances of the past and propel the economy forward. Areas that have been historically segregated are now being linked. This means better access to opportunities, as well as the potential for economic activities to develop around the transport nodes,” continues Manyathi.
As it stands Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre saw approximately 162 transfers from November 2017 to November 2018. This new route will also promote further development and investment in the North Coast, especially within the already flourishing Umhlanga Ridge Town Centre and Cornubia.