The good and the bad with Scott Street rehab

Uneven: The parking bays in question.

UMDONI MUNICIPALITY must be commended for the resurfacing of Scott Street, but, it must be pointed out, parking has become more difficult as the level of the parking bays is lower than the road level.

This makes it difficult for motorists to drive out of the parking bays and it would do the road justice to resurface the bays as well.

Motorists are now forced to accelerate as they reverse in order to mount the bump to the road surface.

The pothole in the middle of the pedestrian crossing in Scott Street.

The pothole in the middle of the pedestrian crossing in Scott Street.

Clearly, this carries potential for accidents. Also, while the road has been surfaced at its centre section, there are deep potholes near the two robots at either end. Pedestrians could sprain or even break an ankle when crossing.

Covering of the gully will ensure safety for all. The road is also in need of road marking.

At the final Exco meeting of the five year term on Wednesday June 21, Speaker Sykes Naidoo commented that “after starting with a bang, the Scottburgh CBD upgrade appeared to be slacking”.

In its response, management which had met with COGTA over the entire project suggested that it should have included beach front parking and that it should be revisited as there are financing implications.

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