SHOCKING STATE OF CONSTANTIA ROADS

The CRRA is waiting to receive a list of roads that are to be resealed in the current year (ending July 2017) as well as what the City has budgeted for Constantia roads as a whole. Two requests for information have been un-answered to date.

We want to ensure that the roads in critical condition are attended to and also to ensure that we receive an equitable share of the wholly inadequate budget set for repairs and maintenance City wide.

Many roads now do not even have divider markings which have disappeared due to zero maintenance and despite repeated requests to fix this, very little has been done.

Take Kreupelbosh, Spillhaus, Welbeloond Ave and Alphen Hill roads as examples of many roads that need either re-marking or resealing or at the very least “patching”. The ratepayers of these 4 roads contribute approximately R 7 500 000 per annum to City coffers in terms of rates alone. Not to mention the margin the City make on other utilties such as water, sanitation, refuse and electricity.

Residents are reminded that Constantia rates went up on average 12% effective 2016 and Constantia now contributes  R 210 00 000 in rates alone to the City coffers.

These pictures are of Keupelbosch Road who contribute approximately R 1 700 000 per annum to the City of Cape Towns coffers in terms of rates alone.

We encourage residents to PLEASE report potholes, broken stormwater facilities, missing manholes and faded signs on the City’s “Service Request”online maintenance portal which can be found by clicking on:

https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/ServiceRequests/Pages/default.aspx.

Once in the site, click on Roads and Stormwater (Maintenance required) and then select what you want to report. once you have logged all information, click on Submit and then wait for a reference number. Use this reference number to obtain a status update on your request by visiting then same home page and then click on Service Request Status.

 

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