Ken­ton traf­fic night­mare

Talk of the Town - - Opinion - R CALMEYER LEACH, Ken­ton-on-Sea

There is a se­ri­ous prob­lem in Ken­ton-on-Sea which needs to be solved with­out de­lay.

This prob­lem has been go­ing on for years and de­spite many peo­ple com­plain­ing, noth­ing has been done to per­ma­nently solve the prob­lem. This is the junc­tion of the Ken­ton road to the R72 and like­wise the junc­tion of Bush­man’s River to the R72.

In Ken­ton the queues of traf­fic reach back into the town it­self and when the traf­fic de­part­ment is phoned, they as­sure us that traf­fic of­fi­cers are on duty at the cross­roads.

Hun­dreds of mo­torists can tes­tify to the fact that they are NOT there. Traf­fic of­fi­cers are needed through­out the day in hol­i­day times and if they are not there, the lo­cal po­lice should take over their duty.

Out of the sea­son the junc­tion re­mains a very dan­ger­ous cross­ing, par­tic­u­larly for pedes­tri­ans who are res­i­dents of Eku­phume­leni and like­wise for the res­i­dents of Marselle.

Surely a four-way stop is not too dif­fi­cult or costly to set up? A traf­fic cir­cle is an­other op­tion, but clearly some per­ma­nent so­lu­tion must be found.

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