Concrete blocks are a URDG KD]DUG
IT HAS gone well for over a month, since concrete blocks were placed on a dangerous, downhill section of the south-bound lanes of Higginson Highway, next to the Bottlebrush settlement, narrowing it to one lane.
I thought that the road had been narrowed so that rehabilitation work could be carried out on the left lane. But, as yet, there are no signs of any roadworks.
Warning signs have been placed on the road: a small “roadworks ahead” sign, “road narrowing to one lane” and “no overtaking” signs. But they have not helped.
Several of the concrete blocks have been smashed by speeding, reckless motorists.
Higginson Highway has a notorious reputation for road accidents. Why place this additional hazard on the road when police have their hands full dealing with drunken and reckless drivers?
As it stands, road fatalities are alarmingly high.
Does someone in the department get some sadistic pleasure in seeing the blocks being smashed by the cowboy drivers of Chatsworth?
This is the second time municipal authorities have shown complete disregard for the safety of motorists on Higginson Highway.
What is baffling is why these concrete blocks were placed on the road if the roads department was not ready to commence work?
Where is the ward councillor? Can he not see, or is he busy partying?
I wish some municipal official could step out of the comfort of their air-conditioned office and explain the puzzle of the concrete blocks.