New con­crete bar­rier prom­ises safety for res­i­dents and road users

The Star Early Edition - - JOBURG METRO WATCH -

CAS­SIM DAVIDS WRITES: I re­side in La Rochelle Road, Gle­nesk. On De­cem­ber 20, 2013 a ve­hi­cle crashed into the bar­rier in front of my house.

The fol­low­ing day, City Parks re­moved the dam­aged bar­rier.

I put tyres in front of my prop­erty as a makeshift bar­rier.

Again on Septem­ber 21, another ve­hi­cle crashed into this.

To date, it has not been re­placed and I thus feel vul­ner­a­ble.

I have resided in the street for more than 12 years and the bar­ri­ers have had to be re­placed at least six times.

I would rec­om­mend that it be re­placed with a con­crete bar­rier.

THE JRA REPLIES: Thank you for bring­ing the mat­ter to our at­ten­tion. After an in­spec­tion was con­ducted, it was learnt that speed­ing mo­tor ve­hi­cles pose a high risk to the area and also dam­age the guard rails.

JRA has de­cided to re­place the guardrails with a new con­crete bar­rier which is to be in­stalled this week.

We trust this so­lu­tion will en­sure the safety of both res­i­dents and road users.

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