Urgent appeal for traffic lights, please!
THIS serves as an open letter to the Roads Directorate and Maseru City Council for an urgent appeal for traffic lights on dangerous junctions along Mpilo Boulevard (Blvd).
It has become a real nightmare to drive along Mpilo Blvd because of drivers that often speed and disobey traffic laws, placing lives of fellow drivers, pedestrians and children in serious danger.
A day never goes by without one witnessing a serious accident along Mpilo Blvd and precious lives being lost. Human error is a factor to consider, however, the following junctions need traffic lights urgently:
1. Mpilo Blvd and Cathedral Circle Road / AME Hall (Most Dangerous) 2. Mplio Blvd and Sanlam Centre Road / Queen II Hospital (No street name of feed- er road) 3. Mpilo Blvd and Pope John Paul II Road (Needs urgent attention) 4. Mpilo Blvd and Kingsway Road (long overdue)
Furthermore, there are additional junctions that urgently need traffic lights but I fail to understand why authorities in charge fail to act promptly and they are as follows:
1. Main South One and Rants’ala Street (From Setsoto Stadium) 2. Cathedral Circle 3. Moshoeshoe Road and Lerotholi Polytechnic (No street name to Lerotholi Polytechnic) 4. Moshoeshoe Road and Sefika Shopping Centre entrance. 5. Kofi Annan Road and Pope John Paul II Road (Remove the traffic circle)
6. Constitution Road and Lerotholi Street / Radio Lesotho 7. Ha Matala Traffic Circle (Remove the traffic circle) 8. Main North One and Sir Seretse Khama Road (Maputsoe) 9. Airport road and Phamola Street (Bus stop area from Maseru market) 10. Kingsway street and Queen II Hospital / Mpilo Blvd feeder road
Lastly, as I was writing this open letter, I realised that most feeder roads to prominent roads don’t have street names but that’s a topic for the coming week.
To the authorities responsible, please don’t wait for an accident to affect a prominent person and act afterwards. Please attend to those junctions urgently. Please, Please, Please!
Those junctions are killing us!
‘Mako Bohloa, Mazenod 160.