Truck stop won’t be built near supermarket

2015-02-27 00:00

HAYFIELDS residents don’t have to worry about a truck stop being built next to the Hayfields Kwikspar any more.

On Wednesday night, Hayfields residents gathered at the Hayfields Dutch Reformed Church to hear what the Road Traffic Inspectorate and municipality had to say about the possible building of a truck stop in Hayfields.

Msunduzi traffic chief Kwenza ­Kumalo said this would absolutely not be done.

He said the municipality was still investigating various areas where a truck stop would be built and would only come up with a proposed report at the end of March.

He asked residents to come up with suggestions to alleviate the issue of trucks parking along the pavements of New England Road near the ­Hayfields KwikSpar.

Residents responded positively and suggested erecting signposts just before the turn-off, indicating that it was illegal to park trucks on the New England Road.

Another resident suggested putting up cameras to record number plates of trucks that park illegally.

Hayfields councillor Sandy Lyne said she was pleased with the ­outcome of the meeting.

“I thought it was very successful. Everything was explained by the ­municipality and the residents all came up with suggestions.

“The turnout was good and over all it was a success,” she said.

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