‘IT’S SHOCKING to see our town in this mess’ — residents

2019-12-18 06:01
          photo: andile sithole Some of the potholes in Erskine Street in Greytown.

photo: andile sithole Some of the potholes in Erskine Street in Greytown.

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RESIDENTS in Greytown called on the leaders of Umvoti Municipality to fix the roads in the Greytown CBD and surrounds.

Residents who spoke to the Gazette last week said there are massive potholes on almost every road in both the CBD and in the residential areas.

Resident Brian Walker said Erskine Street in particular is one of the streets in Greytown that has become an eyesore.

“When you drive around town, the roads are in a total mess. The huge potholes in Okes Street and Bell Street are shocking.

“They [the municipality] dug a trench near the post office and never repaired it.

“It’s shocking to see this town in this mess. We need our streets repaired,” he said.

Another resident, Don Blacklaw, complained about municipal workers that dug up a trench outside his home in York Street.

“Municipal workers were fixing a burst pipe [recently when] they removed the concrete on the pavement. This is unsafe because somebody who is walking on the pavement can fall and be injured. They never repaired the road at all,” he said. “There are also potholes in this street that need to be repaired,” he added.

Other residents in Bell Street complained about damage to their car tyres which they say is a result of the potholes that they are forced to navigate when they are entering their driveways.

The Gazette reached out to municipal spokesperson Phindile Phungula for a comment however none was received at the time of going to press.


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