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On the corner of Dairy and Venus Roads in Marburg, potholes are getting bigger by the day! 6453vee

PLEAS by residents of Port Shepstone to have their roads repaired have gone unheeded. The South Coast Herald visited just some of the roads in the Marburg area recently and were shocked at their poor state.

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Huge, gaping holes on the road’s surface cause endless problems for motorists as the tar has washed away in places, especially after the recent rainy spell. which has seen a drastic increase in the number of potholes in the area.

Saturn Drive in Marburg is in a poor condition which is damaging vehicles.

Many of the drains are blocked, resulting in the road flooding on rainy days. One resident in Dairy Road said the road had been in ‘appalling condition’ for the past year.

Dairy Road in Marburg is appalling.

“Our constant calls to have this road repaired have fallen on deaf ears. Drivers have to swerve from one side to the other to avoid damaging their vehicle’s tyres and suspensions,” he said. “It’s a total nightmare and if something is not done to rectify the problem, a serious accident is going to occur.’’

Mynah Road in Palmview has turned into an eyesore, with gaping potholes everywhere.

Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “The municipality has to get people who know how to tar roads and repair potholes. We can’t keep on dodging these potholes on this road. If we do not do road maintenance immediately we will have a crisis on our hands during the holidays.”

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Vee Ramsayi
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