Road L170 in an ‘atrocious’ state

2017-04-27 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedChantelle Ludik on the L170.

PHOTO: suppliedChantelle Ludik on the L170.

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A LOUISIANA resident, Chantelle Ludik, says she has tried many times to get the municipality to fix a road used by the community every day, but unsuccessfully.

“Road L170 is in an atrocious state, and although it is supposed to be a double road, there are places where a single car can barely pass.

“This road is used by taxis to pick up school children, private people to get to the main road, as well as local farmers and their related vehicles, tractors, trailers and the large cane trailers.”

Ludik said you can’t at any point pass a vehicle safely especially if there are pedestrians on the road and with the rainy conditions it has gone from bad to worse.

“A farmer in the area has spoken to the councillor many times, however, the road has never been repaired or upgraded. I spoke to councillor at the DA office who recommended that I approach DD Naidoo.

“I went to his office on two occasions - in December and again in February, but was referred to someone else to sort the matter out.”

She said the only work that has been done on the road was grading, but after a while it goes back to the same atrocious state.

“Only one car at a time can use the road safely and with the cane so high one cannot see oncoming vehicles on the blind corners.”

For eight years residents have been told the road is on the municipality’s list for upgrades, but nothing has been done.

Ward Councillor Ncedani Nyuleka was contacted for comment on the issue and asked if she had received reports about this road.

Nyuleka said no one has reported the condition of the road to her and if the complainant has complained to the municipality, the senior manager of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality would be the right person to speak to in this regard.

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