Kokstad roads, a 1000-pothole nightmare

2016-12-02 06:00
 Photo: Siphelele Nketo A pothole in Barclay Street.

Photo: Siphelele Nketo A pothole in Barclay Street.

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THE pothole situation in Kokstad is a big concern for residents­ and motorists - some are so big that motorists going in both directions have to share the same lane in order to avoid them.
There is a big one in

Barclay Street
between
Main
and
Hope street
s, which is a huge concern, even though the streets were recently “upgraded” by the Greater Kokstad Municipality.

Public Relations Officer of Kokstad Chamber of Commerce Margi Fleming said the chamber has requested a schedule of planned maintenance and upgrades of all roads in Kokstad.

“Potholes in Kokstad are shocking and are causing considerable damage to vehicles.
“The municipality is requested to maintain roads.”

In the Fever, 28 October issue, an article was published about faded road markings in the CBD and a contractor was hired by the municipality to refresh them and is now re-marking roads.
Fleming urged the contractor to re-mark some areas that were missed especially next to the Kokstad Police Station.

GKM spokesperson Sabelo Ncwane said the municipality is in the process of fixing potholes in the CBD.

“The new council has fixed more than 1 000 potholes in town since August and we are going to make roads better.”

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