One of the most pothole-ridden roads in Chantelle, north of Pretoria, will be fixed by the Tshwane metro this week.
This despite the metro not having any registered or outstanding complaints about the road in question.
“We have made it part of our plan to attend to Longmore Street this week,” metro spokesperson Selby Bokaba said.
Bokaba said the condition of the road was rapidly deteriorating because of an increase in traffic due to property developments in nearby Orchards.
“The road is now carrying more traffic than what it was designed or built for,” said Bokaba.
He explained that potholes were attended to as and when they were reported throughout the region.
“The team conducted an inspection at Longmore in October and it was found that there are small holes developing along the street at the intersections with Hulton Street and Deetlefs,” he said.
Previously, the metro’s other spokesperson Lindela Mashigo explained the procedure for reporting potholes as:
– The logging of a pothole complaint by either a resident or official
– Complaints are registered on the system and issued to the foreman for inspection
– An inspection will be conducted to verify the location and determine the extent of the damage
– Upon discovery, the foreman will dispatch a team to secure the area within 48 hours
Mashigo further explained that the potholes were then categorised according to their sizes, namely one of two groups: small-to-medium potholes and large.