Quest to calm traffic

2019-10-08 06:00
A traffic circle has been installed on Lake Road in Grassy Park as a measure to curb reckless driving.PHOTO: Lebogang Tlou

A traffic circle has been installed on Lake Road in Grassy Park as a measure to curb reckless driving.PHOTO: Lebogang Tlou

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Road enhancing refurbishments are underway in Grassy Park this month, with the insertion of a traffic circle on Lake Road to curb reckless driving.

The roadworks on the new circle began on Wednesday 2 October. The safety circle replaces a four-way stop, which have residents complained about since 2016.

“There has been continuous complaints regarding speeding, drivers not following the rules of the road, and taxis simply driving without yielding or stopping,” says ward councillor, Patricia Van der Ross, commenting on the circle on Lake Road.

According to Van der Ross, the road modifications were first tabled in 2016, and are presently underway as part of upgrades scheduled for September and October.

“We need to look at the refurbishing of the roads in the Lotus River and Grassy Park area,” Van der Ross says, appealing to her ward constituents to reach out to her office with suggestions towards calming traffic, or any inquiries on the progress thus far.

“Should the residents feel that there is a need for traffic calming, they can visit the ward office at the Lotus River multi-purpose centre, or the subcouncil office, to get a traffic calming application form,” says Van der Ross. “My office will be more than happy to explain the process.”

Van der Ross indicated there are more road upgrades scheduled in the near future.

“For the 2019/2020 financial year we are looking at the refurbishing of 1st Ave on the canal end of Lotus River, close to Sable Road,” Van der Ross says.

V For any further information contact the ward councillor’s office on 021 400 6312.

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