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CoE to address resident’s pothole concerns

“Unfortunately, the immense amount of rain that was recently received caused major backlogs at Edenvale’s depot that services nine wards,” said CoE spokesperson Zweli Dlamini.

In light of the concerns raised by Dowerglen resident, Julian Lurie regarding the number of potholes in Edenvale, the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) informed the NEWS that the patching of potholes is ongoing.

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In the April 6 edition of the NEWS, Lurie raised concerns over the number of potholes in town drawing attention to the numerous potholes lining the surface of Elm Street.

“Unfortunately, the immense amount of rain that was recently received caused major backlogs at Edenvale’s depot that services nine wards,” said CoE spokesperson Zweli Dlamini.

He said the potholes located on Elm Road were scheduled to be repaired between April 11 and 15.

Dlamini said factors that contribute to the formulation of potholes included old infrastructure and the road surfaces being eroded by water.

While speaking to the NEWS, Lurie said he believed the city’s method of patching potholes was inadequate and said although potholes are repaired, when it rains the repair work is soon washed away.

In response to this, Dlamini said CoE makes use of two methods to patch potholes specifically through the use of cold- and hot-mix asphalt.

Dlamini said although the patching of potholes lapsed last June, the matter is undergoing an adjudication process.

He said Edenvale’s road depot is adequately resourced to patch potholes within two days when potholes are reported to the city.

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