Glenugie Road nightmare CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

2015-10-28 06:00
An incomplete road construction on Glenugie Road in New Germany.  Photo: nosipho mkhize

An incomplete road construction on Glenugie Road in New Germany. Photo: nosipho mkhize

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GLENUGIE Road in is known for it's daily heavy traffic as it is one of the main routes to Pinetown’s Pinecrest Mall and Pinetown itself.
However, residents who use the road every day are fed up with the condition of it and are seeking answers as to why it is not being repaired.

A Glenugie Road resident, Hiedie Salie, said the road is one of the busiest in Pinetown and said the potholes have been bone of contention for a long time. “The potholes on the road are quite deep and damages our vehicles, which results in us having to change tyres because of them, and the municipality is taking long to fix the road.”

She said the road is a two-way street and motorists need to be cautious when using it because they have to slow down to avoid potholes and be aware of oncoming vehicles when doing so. “When a motorist tries to avoid a pothole they can collide with oncoming vehicles because the road is narrow and a two-way street.”

A Pinetown taxi driver, who wished to remain anonymous said: “We always need to be careful when driving through that road. Glenugie Road is a busy road because we drop off passengers who go to the mall. The potholes damage our taxis. We urge the roads department to fix it. They must make sure they use quality material so that they don’t return or get damaged in a short period of time.”

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