Construction site: Nine sheltered bays are now under construction to increase the covered waiting area at the Jammie Shuttle terminus between the Tugwell and the Graça Machel residences.
UCT is constructing nine sheltered bays to increase the covered waiting area at the Jammie Shuttle terminus between the Tugwell and the Graça Machel residences. The R500 000-project was kick-started this week, and is set to be completed at the end of January, in time for the start of lectures in 2010.
The project will involve the excavations, the installation of concrete footings and re-modelling of the area to allow for easy pedestrian circulation. Thereafter the steel structure and lights will be installed.
Gloria Robinson, project manager for the Properties & Services Department, said the existing bus shelter cannot handle the number of staff and students that use the shuttle during peak hours.
In conjuction with town planners who are developing the overall precinct plan, it was decided that the existing bus shelter design be kept as branding for the Jammie Shuttle services.
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