Louisiana road still ‘inaccessible’

2017-12-14 06:00
PHOTO: SuppliedChantelle Ludik’s 4x4 stuck on the L170 before the road was levelled.

PHOTO: SuppliedChantelle Ludik’s 4x4 stuck on the L170 before the road was levelled.

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MOTORISTS in Louisiana are once again experiencing problems on the L170 road, which was recently repaired.

Louisiana resident Chantelle Ludik said with the help of an article published by Fever, the municipality repaired it two months ago, but the problem is back.

“After the recent rains the road is once again damaged, which has been reported to the ward councillor,” said Ludik.

Ludik said she met with the councillor and asked for a TLB to fix the road, but the councillor told her she should address the matter at a ward meeting.

“We have never been told about a ward meeting, and when I asked her when she would call a ward meeting she couldn’t give a straight answer. She then told me I should report it to the municipality.

“When I take my children to school on the road I have to stop and put stones on the road for the car to drive on and continue. Even our 4x4 gets stuck.”

Ludik said she has tenants on her property and some have threatened to leave because of the condition of the road, which they often use.

“Even pupil transport doesn’t have access to their homes when fetching them. They have to walk to the main road to meet the transport. This road is a problem," she said.

On Monday Ludik said Port Shepstone Quarry donated some stones to level the road, thus making it accessible.

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality spokesperson Simon April said the road in question is a provincial road, under the stewardship of the Department of Transport.

“The municipality will escalate the concerns of the community to their regional office.

“In the other matter relating to the ward councillor we wish to advise any member of the community, who in their opinion has not been treated fairly by any councillor, to report such to the office of the Speaker for proper investigation,” said April.

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