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 Post subject: Balule Causeway
Unread postPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:10 am 
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Any news on expected date of reopening of Balule Causeway?
Sorry to ask if posted already ...but cant seem to find it?
Thx Janice

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
Unread postPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:52 pm 
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January 2013 Rains/Floods in Kruger

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All gravel roads open, except:

S3 (Albasini Road) (Open from S1 to H1-1; closed from H11 to S1)
S32 (Orpen Dam Loop) (Only open from H10 to Orpen Dam)
S33 (Vutomi Road)
S34 (Munywini Road)
S50 (Shawu Road)(Open from south to S143 turnoff)
S57 (Sirheni Road)
S63 (Luvuvhu Road) (Portion from Luvuvhu Bridge to Pafuri Picnic Spot and link road to Pafuri Border Post tar road open – S63 eastwards and Crooks Corner remain closed)
S90 (Old Main Road) (Open from south until S89 turnoff – Balule causeway still inaccessible)
S134 (Shingwedzi Round Road)
S135 (Shingwedzi Causeway Loop)

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
Unread postPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Any news on when work would start on it again? or if a temporary crossing would be created like there was in winter last year?

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
Unread postPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Just got back from Kruger and when I passed the Balulu causeway it looked as if it was almost finished being repaired, still closed but looks promising from where we saw it.

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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suspect it will be ready in november :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
Unread postPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Thx so much ...keeping fingers crossed :)

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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JaniceE and Bert, I couldn't get close to see if the nearest end from us was fixed because the roadways closed at the turnoff,but from what I could see it looked pretty fixed to me, so just hold thumbs :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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Carol g wrote:
JaniceE and Bert, I couldn't get close to see if the nearest end from us was fixed because the roadways closed at the turnoff,but from what I could see it looked pretty fixed to me, so just hold thumbs :pray:


I can only comment from what I saw a few weeks ago, the Oilfants side has been repaired, but the side closest to Balule looked as if there was still a big piece missing.

I am at Balule in 3 weeks so I will let every one know what I saw there :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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Thx Spargish...much appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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Joep told us at the SANParks HR Indaba in Kruger last weekend that the causeway will be repaired by end of this year.

When we were there a few weeks ago the river was still running really fast - not sure if this is playing a role in the repair schedule.

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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Hope that will be october :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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Causeway ,still not repaired, does not look like any repair work happening now at the moment either.

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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Did the new causeway that was built last year survived the floods the Jan 2013 and it is only the last stretch that was not completed in 2012 that must still be completed? From the post of Carol g and Forestgump it seems as if no new damage to the bridge was caused by floods in Jan 2013 and it is only the last section that was not completed in 2013.

Below are pics taken a few weeks before the floods showing the progress made in 2012 since the previous floods in Jan 2012.

Son godin wrote:

Some pics of the low water bridge taken on 29 Dec 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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Looks much better than that now, I actually thought it was fixed but could not see the piece that wasn't completed from where I was looking at it

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 Post subject: Re: Balule Causeway
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still looks the same as above, a piece missing on the Balule side.

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