Nelson Mandela Bay aims to travel the plastic route

The Nelson Mandela Bay metro wants to take a leaf out of the Kouga municipality’s book and build plastic roads in the city.

The roads and transport portfolio committee gave the plan the thumbs-up on Thursday, but the item still has to go to the mayoral committee before the council can rubber-stamp it.

The committee members plan to travel to Jeffreys Bay on a site visit, where they will compare the normal tarred road with the 300m stretch of plastic road in Woltemade Street.

The pilot project was built by Scottish manufacturer Macrebur and Port Elizabeth companies SP Excel and Scribante.

In his report to the committee, infrastructure and engineering ex