East road still holey 20 years later

Photo: Potholes along the M57.

The Tshwane metro has said the pothole-ridden M57 Road in Pretoria East was not its responsibility.

Metro’s Arvin Sarjoo said the Gauteng department of roads and transport was responsible for the road.

A concerned resident recently described the road as the “orphan” of Pretoria East.

He said: “When we moved into this area over 20 years ago, there were road signs that warned us of potholes. Still today, at the corner of Boeing and Piering, we are still greeted by the sign ‘Potholes!”

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The resident said the condition of the road had deteriorated immensely over the years.

“The top and sides are so worn due to increased traffic and heavy vehicles,” he said.

“Every now and again we see new patches and whoever is patching is making a big kill in that tender.”

The resident said there was no pavement for pedestrian to walk.

He questioned why, despite the developments – estates, townhouses and Cornwall View shopping centre among others – the road was still not repaired as traffic was increasing.

“The road has had it,” he said.

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But Tshwane metro director for transport, infrastructure and planning Mehboob Babamia has invited residents to report the potholes to the metro via email address [email protected]

He implored residents to include as much detail in their report such as street name, nearest intersection or address and suburb.

He also suggested the Tshwane metro’s public website for reporting various faults.

Killian Andre of the Gauteng department of roads and transport said: “Our department is in the process of issuing a tender for the second phase of the rehabilitation of the M57, which is scheduled to be issued in November 2017.”

He referred further Rekord inquiries to Valerie Govinden but she had not yet responded at the time of going to print.

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Keitumetse Maako and Liam Ngobeni

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