Community to be involved in repairing potholes

2014-09-02 00:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality is piloting a community-based pothole repair programme that it says will fix potholes on smaller roads, which have been overlooked in recent years.

The pilot project will get under way in Imbali, where its effectiveness will be assessed before a decision is taken on whether it can be rolled out to other areas. It cannot be rolled out across the city immediately because of limited funds.

A report on the project presented to the Executive Committee yesterday said the potholes would be repaired using a hot premix and motorised compaction machinery.

The new financial year would also see the roll-out of robots at busy intersections.

These include the intersections of: Deccan Road and Olympia Way; on Pope Ellis Drive (the R103); Blydon Road/Reggie Hadebe/Karel Landman; and Topham and College roads.

In addition, ward councillors who asked for speed humps have had their wishes granted.

The traffic-calming devices would be installed on dangerous stretches in wards where they had been requested by communities through their councillors.

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