Harwin Road left in ‘dangerous’ state

2017-08-02 06:02
Harwin Road after the road works.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Harwin Road after the road works.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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SCOTTSVILLE residents and motorists who use Harwin Road are unhappy with the way the road has been left since some road works took place on it a few weeks ago.

They claim the municipality dug up the road, but left gravel and stones behind and say no one has returned to finish the job or level it. Liesl Scheepers, a staffer at Varsity College in Harwin Road, said she uses the road every day and it has now become dangerous to use.

“I ride a motorbike and the condition of the road now has made it dangerous. Students use motorbikes and bicycles every day on it and it’s not safe for them either.

“I tried contacting the municipality regarding this road but got no response. When they did it [roadworks] it looked as though someone was going to come back and finish the job, but no one did. They had all the tools needed to dig it up, but surely they also had the tools to fill and level it off. This is not a road anymore,” said Scheepers.

Another resident, who asked not to be named, but who also uses Harwin Road when fetching his child from school, said they want the road fixed, and soon.

“It’s been a month now. This road is very bad. People now have to use the wrong lane just because the other lane is messed up. Accidents will happen because no one wants to use the damaged lane.

“For us, who drive small cars, its even worse because they get damaged underneath so we are forced to use the wrong lane, which is dangerous,” he said.

Msunduzi Municipality spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha could not be reached for comment as her cellphone rang unanswered and she did not reply to emails sent to her at the time of going to press.

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