The Department of Public Works HOD Morake Charles Morolo visited the Tekwane South bridge construction site yesterday.
Morolo was inspecting the progress of the construction of the bypass that was washed away by floods last Friday.
“The Department has noted an increase in road damages because of heavy rainfall. These damages will need additional funding for maintenance interventions. The department is doing its best to address the damages despite limited resources. One strategy that the department is undertaking is to use road maintenance teams to fix some roads caused by flooding,” read the statement.
There is, however, concern in some communities chase road maintenance teams are away. They are demanding the total rehabilitation of the roads. As a result, it affects road users also leads to further deterioration of roads infrastructure.
“We, therefore, request community members to work together and the department. Refrain from chasing road maintenance team when repairing roads in their respective communities.”